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You can come to Dr. Chris A Mott’s Dental Office to get your filling done for cavities or a broken tooth. Fillings are an easy treatment that we offer patients with dental cavities. It is a pretty easy & short procedure that should take about an hour. It is an ideal way to take care of a hole before it gets worse and needs a more intrusive restorative procedure and benefits in preventing further gum infection and tooth decay. We do quality work for our patients thanks to our best Shreveport dentists that offer the correct diagnosis of the issues.
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What Types of Tooth Fillings are Available?
A filling is a way to restore a tooth to its standard functionality and shape when damaged by decay. When our Shreveport dentist offers you a filling, your decayed tooth material gets removed, and the affected area gets a thorough cleaning. By closing the spaces where bacteria could enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. If decay or a fracture has damaged a large portion of the tooth, our Shreveport dentist recommends a crown or cap. To conclude the procedure, our dentist fills the cleaned-out cavity with a filling material.
What Happens When You Get a Filling?
If your dentist decides to fill a cavity first. In that case, the dentist will remove your decay, and the affected area will get a professional cleaning. The dentist will then fill the cleaned-out cavity with any of the material you choose for filling.
How Do I Know If I Need a Tooth Filling?
Only your Shreveport dentist can detect if you have a cavity that requires to be filled. During your checkup at our dental office in Shreveport, the dentist will use a small mirror to examine the surfaces of each tooth.
Anything that looks strange will then be closely checked with special instruments. Our Shreveport dentist may also recommend an X-ray for your entire mouth or a section. The type of treatment your Shreveport dentist determines will depend on the scope of damage caused by tooth decay.