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Dentist said I have a cavity , how will they fill it?

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Dr. Dell Goodrick
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It would depend where in the mouth the cavity is located.
Decay will be removed with a tiny drill or laser. White (composite) filling material or amalgam (silver) will be placed in the excavated area. If the cavity is larger or fractures are present, the tooth may require a bonded porcelain restoration or crown. Has the dentist told you what type of restoration you will have?

In brief: Depends

It would depend where in the mouth the cavity is located.
Decay will be removed with a tiny drill or laser. White (composite) filling material or amalgam (silver) will be placed in the excavated area. If the cavity is larger or fractures are present, the tooth may require a bonded porcelain restoration or crown. Has the dentist told you what type of restoration you will have?
Dr. Dell Goodrick
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Depends

The location and size of the cavity may determine how and if the cavity is filled.
Dentists have used a number of techniques in treating small cavities, from sealants, and a number of different restorative materials. In the past, the old drill and fill was the primary technique used. With the advent of newer technology, some offices are using lasers to remove the decay with less discomfort.

In brief: Depends

The location and size of the cavity may determine how and if the cavity is filled.
Dentists have used a number of techniques in treating small cavities, from sealants, and a number of different restorative materials. In the past, the old drill and fill was the primary technique used. With the advent of newer technology, some offices are using lasers to remove the decay with less discomfort.
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