A Cavity on a Molar or Premolar Might Be Treatable with an Amalgam Dental Filling

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The premolars and molars in the back of your mouth play a very important role in biting off tough foods, while also performing the function of chewing and grinding. These teeth also tend to have pits and fissures in the textures of the tooth enamel. If these areas trap bacterial deposits, it could cause a cavity to develop.

With early diagnosis, Dr. Mark Berard might be able to repair a small cavity on one of your premolars or molars with an amalgam dental filling. This is a special blend of dental metals that have a reputation for being durable.

Dr. Mark Berard will start the treatment process by numbing the tooth and surrounding gums. A special dental drill will then be used to remove any decayed tooth enamel. This will provide a clean surface to bond the amalgam dental filling.

Once it has been cured and hardened with a special ultraviolet light the amalgam dental filling will last for many long years ahead.

If you live in the Holland, Michigan, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you shouldn’t delay in calling 616-392-2853 to have it examined, and repaired at Mark D. Berard, DDS.