If you have a damaged and decayed tooth, then an amalgam dental filling might be right for you. Amalgam dental fillings are strong, reliable and metal-filled dental restorations that last for quite some time. They are also known as silver fillings and they can help you restore full health and function of your tooth. Our dentists, Dr. Kate Steele, Dr. Lisa Schaffer and Dr. Andrea Frank are happy to offer amalgam dental fillings in Denver, Colorado.
Amalgam dental fillings are typically needed when you have a cavity. The filling can restore the decayed tooth’s health and function. When you come into our office, our dentist will numb your mouth with a local anesthetic. This can help you feel comfortable during your appointment. Then, she will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and will sanitize the tooth. Next, she will create the filling by mixing powdered alloy with liquid mercury. Our dentist will place the filling into the hole of the tooth and will shape it to fit perfectly. When it’s the proper size and shape, she will harden it into a solid filling.
To learn more about amalgam dental fillings or to schedule an appointment to see if this treatment is right for you, please contact Steele Dentistry at 303-278-3353. Our dental team is happy to meet with you, examine your tooth and smile and determine if this is the right option for you and your oral health. We look forward to hearing from you!