If you have a cavity, Dr. Roxanne Lawrence may place a dental filling in Jackson, Mississippi. Our dentist will remove all of the decay from the tooth and then fill the area with a filling material. Our office provides amalgam fillings, also called silver fillings, and composite fillings, also called tooth-colored fillings. Composite fillings can also be used to repair chipped, cracked, broken, or worn down teeth.
To place a dental filling, our dentist will first use a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser to remove the tooth decay. The area is tested to ensure that all of the decay has been removed. The area will then be cleaned of bacteria and debris. After the area is clean, our dentist will place the dental filling and finish and polish it. If a composite filling is being used, several additional steps are needed. Composite fillings are applied in layers. As each layer is placed, our dentist will cure it with a special light. Once all of the layers are placed and cured, our dentist will shape the material, trim off any extra material, and polish the restoration.
We encourage you to contact South Jackson Family Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.