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If you’re about to improve your oral health with a silver dental filling, our Culebra North Dental Care team is here to help you know what to expect during treatment! If you know the steps involved in placing a dental filling, you will feel more prepared and comfortable in the dental chair. So, here are the steps to expect:

-Step 1: Your dentist will first numb your tooth and surrounding gums with a local anesthetic. Then, they will use a drill, air abrasion instrument, or a laser to remove the decayed area of the tooth. The type of tool used will depend on the dentist’s preference.

-Step 2: Next, your dentist will deeply clean the tooth and make sure the bacteria and debris are removed. If the decay is near the root, your dentist will place a protective material in the base to keep the nerve safe. Then, they will fill the tooth with the amalgam.

-Step 3: After the filling is placed, your dentist will finish and polish it.

For more information and details about how to place a silver dental filling in San Antonio, Texas, please feel free to call 210-680-1550 and talk to a member of our team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jonathan E. Quillian if you have a cavity. We are here to help you in any way we can!