If a patient has a cavity, Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Tant may treat it with a dental filling in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Our dentists will remove the decayed area of the tooth and then fill it with the filling material. Our office uses composite dental fillings, also called tooth-colored fillings. Composite fillings can also be used to fix cracked, chipped, broken, or worn down teeth.
To prepare a tooth for a filling, our dentists will first use a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser to remove the decay. Our dentists then test the area to ensure that all of the decay has been removed. When the decay has been removed, our dentists will clean the bacteria and debris from the tooth. Composite fillings are applied in layers and each layer is hardened with a curing light. When all of the layers of filling material have been placed, our dentists will shape the material to the ideal result. Any extra material is then be trimmed off and the restoration is polished.
We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more about composite dental fillings and to schedule your next visit with our dentists. We are eager to meet your dental needs!