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An inconsistent oral hygiene routine or the lack of regular attendance at your dental checkups at Dido Kim greatly increases your chances of developing cavities. If it is detected early, your dentist, Dr. Dido Kim, can repair most small cavities with a standard dental filling.

Your dentist will first conduct a thorough examination of the tooth in question. This will help determine the extent of the decay. Then, he will use a drill to remove any areas of decayed enamel. This leaves behind nothing but clean, healthy tooth enamel to anchor the filling.

The material the dentist recommends for the filling is primarily based on the tooth’s location and its prevalence in your smile. Gold, amalgam, composite resin or porcelain are industry standard materials used in fillings. Amalgam and composite materials can be directly applied to the cavity.

If your dentist recommends a gold or porcelain filling to repair the tooth, it will require a second appointment. At the first appointment, he will fill the cleaned area with a temporary filling after making an impression. Then, an off-site dental lab technician will create the filling to match the area. Once they’ve completed it, your dentist can cement it into place.

If you are concerned that you might have a cavity in North Bergen, New Jersey, you should not delay in calling Dido Kim at 201-854-5500 to have it professionally examined and treated.