Getting Cavities Filled

Learn About The Process of Getting Cavities Filled

If you have a cavity, you’re going to need a dental filling. Learn about the process of getting cavities filled in the following video by Mark Teach, an experienced Buffalo dentist. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a dental appointment, please contact us today.

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Fillings are placed in the teeth due to factors such as decay. The amount of decay and where the decay is usually dictate what type of filling is used and how much of the tooth’s structure requires repair. We use local anesthesia, which numbs the area of the mouth so that the patient has no sensitivity when we remove the decay from the tooth. Then, once the decay is removed, we properly clean the area in order to prepare for the filling. Using composite fillings or amalgam, we place the filling material in the tooth and wait for the filling to harden.

Suffering with a cavity and want it fixed? Contact our Buffalo dentist today to schedule a consultation. We have been in private practice serving Buffalo and the Southtowns community in Buffalo for nearly 40 years, and welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face.

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