Our dentist, Dr. Allan Stevenson, is proud to offer top-notch dental treatments at their office to help each patient have the strong, healthy and top-notch smile and oral health they deserve. One of those treatments they offers is amalgam dental fillings. These fillings are also known as silver fillings and they are strong, reliable and long-lasting restorations that are made of different metals.
Typically, amalgam dental fillings are used to treat a cavity—oftentimes a small cavity in a back tooth. The filling can restore the tooth’s health and function. At your appointment, our dentist will numb your mouth with a local anesthetic to help you feel comfortable in the dental chair. Then, they will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and will deeply clean the tooth. Next, they 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 its desired appearance. When it’s the proper size and shape, they will harden it into a solid filling.
If you’re interested in restoring a tooth with an amalgam dental filling in Parma, Idaho, then please reach out to Trailridge Family Dental when you get the chance. Our dental team is happy to meet with you, examine your smile and determine if this is the right treatment for you. All you need to do is dial 208.806.0765 now!