When a patient has a cavity, Dr. Kenneth Schweizer may recommend a dental filling in Sarasota, Florida. Our dentist will remove the decay, clean the tooth thoroughly, and fill the area using the dental filling material. At our office, we offer white fillings, which are called composite dental fillings. Composite dental fillings, which are also called tooth-colored dental fillings, are made from plastic and tooth-colored materials. Composite dental fillings can have the color matched to that of your natural teeth.
To place a dental filling, our dentist will first use a drill, air abrasion instrument, or a laser to remove the decayed area. The area is then tested to make sure that all of the decay has been removed. Then the area is cleaned of debris and bacteria. Our dentist will then place the dental filling. Composite fillings are placed in layers. Our dentist will cure each layer as it is applied. When all of the layers are placed, our dentist will shape the composite dental filling and trim off any excess material. The final dental filling is polished.
We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about composite dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment.