Dental fillings help to restore your tooth if it was damaged by decay to help bring the tooth back to normal function and shape. Premier Dental Arts will start by removing the decay areas, and then clean and treat the areas by cleaning out the cavity before filling the area with material.
By closing off the cavity where bacteria can enter, this can also assist in preventing further decay. Fillings can be completed using materials such as gold, porcelain, composite-resin (which offers the appearance of a tooth-colored filling) or amalgam (which is an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, and tin).
Dr. Hoss and Dr. Mahtab will evaluate your specific dental needs and will assess which type of filling is best for your specific case. Should a significant amount of the tooth have decay or damage, a crown of cap may also be recommended.