The molars in the back of your mouth are called upon to do a significant amount of chewing and grinding. When one has been compromised by a cavity, it can cause discomfort and can limit your oral function. If a cavity is caught early, Dr. Jay A. Werschky and the specialists at his Grand Blanc, Michigan, dental clinic might be able to repair it with an amalgam filling.
Dr. Jay A. Werschky will start by conducting a thorough examination of the tooth. This will likely include taking some X-rays to make sure the decay hasn’t reached the sensitive internal structures of the tooth. Then, he will use a drill to carefully remove all traces of tooth decay. The material he recommends for the new filling will be based on the tooth’s location and its prevalence in your smile.
An amalgam filling is composed of a special blend of dental metals. They are rather durable, making them a preferred choice for repairing a cavity on a back tooth or small biting surface.
Once it has been cured and allowed to harden, this will effectively restore the full function of the tooth for many years to come. Improvements in your daily oral hygiene routine will also help extend the life of the filling while also preventing new cavities.
If you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your molars and you live in the Grand Blanc, Michigan, area, you shouldn’t delay in calling (810) 695-7120 to have it treated at Werschky & Lewis Family Dentistry.