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A cavity on one of your teeth can become a serious cause for concern. If it isn’t immediately visible in your smile, your dentist, Dr. Keith Huff, might recommend repairing the cavity with an amalgam dental filling in Coos Bay, Oregon. This type of filling is made from a blend of biologically inert metals. Once cured, the durable filling will repair the tooth for many years to come.

Your dentist will examine the tooth to assess the extent of the decay. They will then numb the tooth and surrounding gums for your comfort. Any decayed enamel will be removed to create a clean, healthy surface for the final filling to adhere to.

Your dentist will prepare the amalgam mixture and apply it to the now clean and healthy tooth enamel. A special ultraviolet light will be used to cure and harden the filling. This will bond the amalgam to the surrounding enamel, creating a bond that should last for many years to come.

Proper oral hygiene will help increase the filling’s longevity. Brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing each evening will help reduce the bacterial presence in your mouth, limiting their ability to affect the healthy tooth enamel or cause a new cavity.

If you suspect that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 541-269-5353 to have it treated at South Coast Family Dentistry.