The mineral density of your tooth enamel not only gives your teeth the strength to chew food, but it also resists the formation of cavities. As you go about the course of an average day, acidic foods and beverages, as well as poor oral hygiene, can microscopically deplete these minerals. Without improvements, this can allow tooth decay to form on one of your teeth.
If it is detected and diagnosed early, your dentist, Dr. Douglas A Deam DMD PA, can often repair it with a standard dental filling made of amalgam, composite, gold or porcelain.
Dr. Douglas A Deam DMD PA will perform a thorough examination of the tooth in question to determine the extent of the decay. Then, he will use a drill to remove any areas of tooth decay. This leaves behind a clean, healthy tooth enamel surface to anchor the filling.
The material he recommends for the filling is primarily based on the tooth’s location and its prevalence in your smile. Amalgam and composite materials can be directly applied to the cavity. Gold and porcelain fillings need to be crafted in a dental lab, thus requiring a second appointment.
If you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 305-443-4713 to seek timely treatment at our office with a dental filling in Coral Gables, Florida.