Teeth Filling Procedure
In order to replace tooth structure that is lost from decay, your dentist will fill the cavity with a synthetic, naturally colored composite material. Once the composite has set, your dentist will file and contour the new material to look and feel the same as your natural bite. Tooth fillings are incredibly important for halting decay that is already happening in the tooth. If you suspect you might have a cavity, it is important to visit your dentist to fill the cavity before the decay goes too far and more extensive and expensive procedures are necessary.
The teeth filling procedure comprises four steps to restore teeth to a healthy state:
- Tooth Preparation. The decayed enamel is drilled away from the remaining tooth.
- Bonding Material Applied. A special bonding material is applied to the prepared tooth so that the filling material adheres to the tooth.
- Curing Light Used to Set the Bonding Fluid. This special light is used to harden the bonding fluid.
- Filling Material Applied, Shaped and Set. The dentist will apply the filling material to the prepared tooth, shape it to the contours of the tooth, set it into place with the curing light and polish the tooth to give it a similar sheen to your other teeth.
Champagne Family Dentistry uses only the highest quality composite fillings. Composite dental fillings are made from a synthetic resin material that is strong and durable, reinforcing the remaining tooth while looking like natural enamel. Small cavities can be filled using composite fillings that look similar to the surface of your tooth. The composite material is whitish in color and closely matches the natural color of your teeth.