Amalgam Fillings: The Way to a Restored Tooth and Improved Oral Health

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Do you have a damaged or decayed tooth that’s affecting your oral health and smile? If so, it’s time to call our office and schedule an appointment. Our dentist, Dr. Spencer Shelley, is happy to offer many dental restorations that can help you restore full health and function in your tooth and smile. One restoration he offers is amalgam dental fillings.

Amalgam dental fillings are typically needed when you have a decayed tooth. In other words, when you have a cavity. The filling will fill the tooth and restore its health and function. When you come into our office, our dentist will numb your tooth and gums with a local anesthetic. This can help you feel comfortable during your appointment. Then, he will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and will deeply clean the tooth. Next, he will create the filling by mixing powdered alloy with liquid mercury. Our dentist will place the filling into the hole of the tooth and will shape it to its desired appearance. When it’s the proper size and shape, he will harden it into a solid filling.

For more information and details about amalgam dental fillings in Onley, Virginia, please reach out to Spencer Shelley, DDS today and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to tell you all about this beneficial restoration so you can decide if it’s the right treatment for you. We look forward to hearing from you!