Need a filling?
Getting fillings done may sound frightening to many first-timers, but they are critical in maintaining and protecting your teeth from future decays. Fillings are often needed for many instances such as a chip in the tooth, but most commonly they are needed to restore your teeth from cavities.
What to expect:
The dentist may give you local anesthesia, which is a numbing injection to relive any pain or soreness in the tooth during the procedure.
The dentist will begin to remove the decay in the tooth by using a drill and create a suitable shape in the tooth for the filling.
The dentist will etch the tooth with a gel for the purpose of bonding the filling with your tooth.
Depending on the type of filling done, the dentist will layer on the resin and apply bright light application to strengthen the filling.
Last step: the dentist will polish tooth after the filling has been placed.