If you have a cavity, Dr. Gilbert Fernandez strongly recommends coming into Gilbert Fernandez, D.D.S., Inc. before matters get worse. Your dentist will remove the decay, will thoroughly clean the tooth, and will fill the tooth with a dental filling in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Our team currently offers composite and silver amalgam fillings. Both of these materials have many great characteristics, including:
- Composite Fillings: This type of filling is tooth-colored and produces natural-looking results. It can also provide additional support and structure for the tooth because it is able to chemically bond to the foundation. Composite fillings not only fill teeth, but they can also repair teeth if they are cracked, broken, misshaped, or fractured.
- Silver Amalgam Fillings: This type of filling is strong, durable, and less expensive. Silver amalgam can last 10 to 15 years and generally lasts longer than composite fillings. It can also withstand the forces of your chewing teeth.
The process of placing the filling is simple and painless. It first begins with your dentist numbing the tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. Once the mouth is numb, he will use a drill or laser to remove the decayed portion of your tooth. Then, he will deeply clean the tooth and will eliminate the harmful substances that reside. When the tooth is completely cleaned, he will fill the tooth, layer by layer, with the dental filling.
For more information on the types of dental fillings we offer at our practice, call our office now!