Tooth Fillings Dentist in Pine Bluff Ar
A tooth filling is one way to restore a decayed, damaged tooth back to it’s normal state. To treat a cavity, the dentist will remove the decayed part of the tooth, then fill the area where the part of the tooth was removed. A filling can also repair cracked and broken teeth or teeth that have been damaged from misuse, such as grinding or nail-biting. When the filling closes off space in the tooth, bacteria and further decay is prevented.
There are a variety of different filling materials used for tooth fillings. These include gold, porcelain, a composite resin, and an amalgam. No one type of filling is best for everyone. Depending on the repair needed for your tooth will determine which type of material will be used for your filling.
The process of filling a tooth takes no longer than one visit to our office. In the procedure, a local anesthetic will be used to prevent pain. First, the damaged part of your tooth will be removed, then we will test the area of the teeth where the decay is removed to ensure all the decay is gone. Once this is done, the area will be cleaned of bacteria and debris, then the tooth will be filled. After, the tooth and filling will be polished and cleaned.
Dr. Michael Clark DDS, Tooth Fillings Dentist in Pine Bluff Ar
If you have a damaged tooth and think you may need a filling, call Dr. Mike Clark in Pine Bluff, AR today to schedule an appointment.
Call Dr. Michael D. Clark Pine Bluff Dentist at (870) 534-2151 to schedule an appointment.