Despite your best efforts and brushing technique, cavities may still occur. When they do, it’s important to have them filled as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the structure of the tooth. Restorations protect and preserve the function, appearance and life of your teeth. At our Riverside dental practice, we offer the option of silver or white restorations.
Did you know…
that dental amalgam is the traditional silver filling material that has been used to fill cavities in the posterior teeth for over 150 years. Amalgam fillings can be placed easily and have served well for many years in small to moderate size cavities.
Frequently asked Questions
What can I expect at my appointment?
Dr. Appelbaum will begin the procedure of restoring the tooth by removing the decay. He will then place a fluoride-based liner in the preparation to help prevent sensitivity to temperature changes in the mouth. After the amalgam is placed in the tooth preparation the Dr. Appelbaum will carve the excess filling material and polish the filling.
What type of post-treatment care is required after getting a silver filling?
You will be able to return to normal activity and oral care 24 hours after your visit. It’s normal for treated teeth to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold in the days following treatment, but sensitivity that persists beyond a week should be reported to your dentist.