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The American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental exam every six months. This will allow our team to clean away tartar and plaque from your teeth as well as detect any oral health issues. If Dr. Dennis Burrell detects a cavity, he might be able to repair it by applying a filling at Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC.

After thoroughly examining the tooth, Dr. Dennis Burrell will use a drill to remove all traces of tooth decay. The material he recommends for the filling will be based on the tooth’s location and its visibility in your smile.

Amalgam fillings are composed from a blend of dental-grade metals. This type of filling is known to be durable yet dark in color. This makes amalgam fillings a better choice for repairing a back tooth. Composite resin fillings are made from a special type of plastic that can be color shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes them a good choice for repairing a cavity on a tooth in your smile.

With concerted improvements in your daily oral hygiene regimen, the filling should repair the compromised tooth for many years to come.

If you live in the University Place, Washington area and you are concerned that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 253-564-7645 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment from Dr. Dennis Burrell.