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Cavities can develop on your teeth when poor oral hygiene cause tooth enamel to gradually demineralize. As this starts to occur, you might notice growing discomfort in the tooth. This could also be accompanied by an increasing sensitivity, or a noticeable change in the surface texture of the tooth.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or you have any other concerns about the integrity of a tooth, it’s best to have it looked at by our experienced dentists. Once they and our team have assessed the nature and severity of the problem, Drs. Tornow, Child, and Bateman will help you understand your treatment options.

In the case of a small cavity that affects a single surface of a molar or premolar, we may recommend a treatment plan that calls for installing an amalgam dental filling.

This special type of dental material is created from a blend of biologically safe dental-grade metals that are prized for their strength and durability. After the affected area has been cleaned of any tooth decay, our dentists will simply apply the metallic amalgam and harden it with an ultraviolet light.

With consistent oral hygiene measures, you can expect the new dental filling to last for many years to come.

If you are in the Draper, Utah, region and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 385-352-3136 to have it examined at Pony Express Dental.