The Process Of A Filling Procedure

  1. Local anesthesia – at the beginning of your filling procedure, you may be given local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth.
  2. Tooth decay removal – the dentist will cut through the tooth enamel using a drill to help remove the decay. After the dentist removes all of the decay, they will shape the space to prepare it for the filling.
  3. Etching – for a bonded filling your dentist will etch the tooth with an acid gel before placing the filling.
  4. Resin application – with certain types of fillings the dentist will layer on the resin and cure it using a bright light. This makes it strong durable.
  5. Polishing – after the filling has been placed, your dentist will polish the tooth.

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