Fillings for Effectively Repairing Cavities

Fillings for Effectively Repairing Cavities

Even the most diligent oral hygiene regimen, still might not be enough to prevent a cavity from forming on one of your teeth. If you notice one of your teeth, you should not wait for your next dental checkup to have it addressed. Having a cavity filled as soon as possible will help prevent it from becoming something even more serious.

Before filling the cavity, the dentist will want to examine your tooth to determine the extent of the decay. They will then discuss your numbing options, most people opt to receive an injection of novocaine into the surrounding gums.

Your dentist will then remove all of the decayed enamel to provide a clean surface that will securely cement the filling in place. The tooth’s primary function and location in your smile, will determine what material is called for. Your dentist will know what material will be best for your specific needs.

Common filling materials include amalgam and composite. Amalgam and composite materials can be directly applied to the cavity.

If you have a cavity in one of your teeth, or you are due for your next dental cleaning, please call us at 919-471-9106 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

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