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Does one of your teeth have a cavity (decay)? A dental filling in Brigham City, Utah, may be just what you need. Dr. Jody W. Adams will remove the tooth decay and fill the area with the dental filling material. This will restore the strength and function of the tooth. Dental filling material can also be used to repair a tooth that is cracked or chipped.

How is a dental filling placed?
First, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area. Our dentist will then remove the decayed material and test the area to ensure that it is all gone. The area is then cleaned of debris and bacteria. Dr. Jody W. Adams will place your composite dental filling in layers. As each layer is placed, a special light is used to cure or harden it in place. When all of the layers are in place, the material will be shaped, trimmed, and polished.

Does dental insurance cover composite fillings?
With most dental insurance plans, the cost of the composite filling will be covered up to the price of a silver filling. The patient will then pay the difference.

How do I care for a tooth with a dental filling?
Simply follow good oral hygiene. Visit our dental office regularly for cleanings and exams, brush your teeth twice daily, and floss daily. If you notice an issue with your filling, like a crack, sharp edge, or sensitivity, visit our office as soon as possible. Dr. Jody W. Adams will assess the situation and take X-rays if necessary.

To learn more and to schedule your next visit, please contact our dental office today. Our dentist and team are thrilled to serve you and your smile!