In short, fillings close off spaces where bacteria can enter in your mouth, and they also help prevent further decay. They’ve been used for many, many years, and if there’s one thing that hasn’t changed about this dental treatment, it’s the effectiveness it has on patients. If you suspect you have a cavity, schedule an appointment at our dental office. We’ll take X-rays of your teeth to detect whether you have a cavity to fill or not.
Dr. Russell will carefully place fillings in a patient’s teeth after he removes the decayed bacteria and cleans the affected area. There are several different types of filling materials to use, including the silver amalgam which was the most used type years ago, as well as tooth colored composite filling materials, cementable resins, and porcelains.