In the treatment of a cavity, your Dentist in Dudley MA will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and fill it with another substance. This procedure is called a filling. There are multiple options for the material to be used in the filling, the most common of which are composite fillings and amalgam fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings, or sometimes called composite or white fillings, are made from a composite resin, which is placed in the prepared cavity and then cured/hardened using special lights or lasers. The composite can be colored in different shades so your filling can match your specific tooth color and can conveniently be performed in just one office visit.
When can a composite filling be used for?
- Decayed tooth (i.e. cavity)
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Decreasing the gap between teeth
How it's done:
After your dentist in Webster MA numbs the area where the filling is to be placed, they will remove any decayed portions. A substance is then applied to help open up the pores of your teeth for a stronger bond and hardened and cured with a special light. Once this is complete, the filling is applied in thin layers to slowly form the complete filling. After the composite has hardened, the filling will be smoothened and polished to be comfortable and fit your bite.
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