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If you have one tooth or more that has a cavity, Dr. Tina Foss can use a dental filling to treat the tooth decay and replace the lost tooth structure. Dental fillings at North Mesquite Dental can repair and strengthen your smile for long-lasting dental health.

To place the dental filling, our team uses a local anesthetic to numb the area, and then removes the decay, ensuring that the cavity is fully gone. After cleaning out all traces of bacteria and debris, Dr. Tina Foss places the dental filling in layers, hardening each layer with a special light in a “curing” process. Once the dental filling is in place, he shapes, trims, and polishes it.

If you are wondering about the insurance coverage of your dental filling, we encourage you to speak with your company. While many dental insurance plans cover silver fillings, many will cover a composite filling up to the cost of a silver filling, with you paying the remaining fee.

Dental fillings don’t need special treatment, but it’s important that you practice good oral hygiene habits to prevent further decay to the tooth. Care for your smile by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and receiving dental cleanings and exams from the dentist at least twice a year. Contact your dentist right away if you have any concerns with your filling, such as sharp edges or tooth sensitivity.