Having a dental check-up performed by a dentist twice each year is essential for maintaining a healthy mouth. Each of these appointments starts with a thorough dental cleaning, followed by a comprehensive dental exam.
If you notice something abnormal with one of your teeth in between your regularly scheduled dental checkups, you should not delay in scheduling an appointment at Salina Creek Dental. If a small cavity is caught early, a minor area of tooth decay can be treated by installing a dental filling.
After a thorough examination to assess the severity of the problem, Dr. Barry Sorenson will numb the tooth. At that point, he will carefully remove all areas of decayed tooth enamel, which will also help create a suitable surface to which we can bond the dental filling material.
Dental fillings that are created from amalgam are often a poor choice to repair a cavity that will appear when you smile. However, they are known to be very durable, making them a preferred choice for treating a cavity on a molar or premolar. If your filling will be visible when you smile, our dentist may recommend a composite dental filling. These fillings use a special type of dental plastic that can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.
If you live in Salina, Utah, area and have noticed something wrong with one of your teeth, you need to call 435-529-1000 to have it diagnosed and treated by Dr. Barry Sorenson.