A dental filling is one of the ways used to restore damaged and decayed teeth to their normal shape and function. Before placing the filling material in your tooth, we will first remove any decay and clean the tooth and then fill it out. By sealing off spaces in the teeth, bacteria can be prevented from entering the tooth again, and further instances of tooth decay can be prevented.
At the office of South Florida Laser Dentistry, we use tooth-colored (composite) fillings that are made to match the natural color of your teeth. These are less invasive and longer lasting than traditional amalgam fillings. They can be easily shaped and molded to enhance stained and chipped teeth and add strength to a damaged tooth. The procedure can be completed within a single visit to our office in most cases.
Placing Tooth-Colored Fillings
Before placing composite filling in your teeth, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned. The tooth on which the filling is to be placed is prepared by removing any decay and some part of the enamel. The composite material is then bonded to the tooth using a bonding agent and hardened using a special curing light. Once the resin has hardened, the tooth is polished and shaped to give it a natural-looking finish.
Tooth-colored fillings are highly resistant to normal wear and can last for many years if they are cared for properly.
Call our office at (954) 726-4511 today to schedule an appointment if you need a new filling or would like to replace your old metal fillings.