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The average adult has eight molars in the back of their mouth. These large teeth work in tandem with premolars to chew and grind food before swallowing. Some people have contours around the surfaces of their molars that can trap minute bacterial deposits. If they are not cleared away by your toothbrush, the chances of a cavity developing on the tooth increases.

With early detection, Dr. Mark Baker might be able to treat a cavity on a molar with a composite dental filling. This is a blend of dental materials known for their strength and durability. After assessing the extent of the tooth decay, Dr. Mark Baker will numb the tooth. Then he will use a special dental drill to remove all traces of decayed tooth enamel. Once this is done, he will prepare the composite filling material.

After the material has been applied to the prepared surface, Dr. Mark Baker will cure it with a special ultraviolet light. This will harden and bond the material to the surrounding tooth enamel for many years to come. If you live in the St. George, Utah, area and you are concerned that a cavity might have developed on one of your teeth, you should call 435-628-0621 to have it diagnosed and treated at Premier Dental.