Having a dental exam and cleaning performed by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Zhukova is an essential part of maintaining a healthy mouth and strong teeth. The simple outpatient appointment includes a dental cleaning to remove tartar and bacterial deposits from your teeth. This is then followed up by Dr. Zhukova examining your mouth for any early signs of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancers.
If we find a cavity on one of your teeth, we will help you understand the possible treatment options. As long as the area of tooth decay is small, and the structural integrity of the tooth has been unaffected, we might be able to repair the area of tooth decay with a dental filling.
The treatment process calls for removing all signs of tooth decay with a dental drill and replacing the compromised area of tooth enamel with an alternate dental material. The tooth’s location and the dental fillings visibility in your smile will influence the type of material Dr. Zhukova recommends for the dental filling.
A metallic amalgam dental filling is created from a blend of special dental grade metals that are durable, yet dark in color. This type of material is more common for repairing a cavity on a premolar or molar that will not appear in your smile.
A composite dental filling is made from a special type of dental resin that Dr. Zhukova can shade to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes them a good choice for repairing a cavity that will appear in your smile.
If you live in the Rochelle Park, New Jersey, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 201-518-9795 to schedule an appointment at Paramus Dental & Implant Center today!