DENTAL FILLINGS at Brio Dental in Mexico
What happens with this procedure?
To treat a cavity on a tooth, the dentist will remove the decayed portion and then "fill" the area where the decayed material was removed.
Fillings are additionally used to repair split or broken teeth and teeth that are worn from abuse, for example, from fingernail biting or grinding teeth.
What Steps Are Involved in Filling a Tooth?
First, the dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the range around the tooth to be filled. Next, a drill or laser will be utilized to remove the rotted region. The decision of instrument relies on upon the individual dental specialist's comfort, training, and interest in the specific tool and location area and degree of the decay.
Your dentist will test the area to determine if all the decay is gone. Once the decay has been removed, the dentist will ready the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. If decay is near the root, your dentist may use a liner or other material to protect the nerve. Generally, after the filling is placed, your dentist will polish it.
More steps are required for tooth-colored fillings. After the dentist has removed the decay and cleaned the area, the tooth-colored material is applied. Next, light that "cures" each layer is applied. When the process is completed, the dentist will shape the material to the desired result and polish.
What Types of Filling Materials Are Available?
Many dental filling materials are available. Teeth can be filled with gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, or tooth-colored composite resin fillings. The location and extent of the decay, cost of filling material, your insurance coverage, and the dentist's recommendation.