When a patient has a cavity, Drs. Vela and Arredondo may recommend a dental filling in Corpus Christi, Texas. Our dentists will remove the decayed area of your tooth, clean the tooth thoroughly, and fill the area with the dental filling material. Our dental office offers amalgam fillings, which are also called silver fillings, and composite fillings, which are also called tooth-colored fillings.
To prepare a tooth for a dental filling, our dentists will use a drill, air abrasion instrument, or a laser to remove the decayed area of the tooth. The area is probed to ensure that all of the decay has been removed. The area is then cleaned of debris and bacteria. Then our dentists will place the dental filling material and polish the result. If composite dental filling materials are being used, the filling is placed in layers. A curing light is used to harden each layer as it is placed. Once all of the layers are in place, our dentists will shape the material to the ideal result. The dental filling will then be trimmed and polished.
We encourage you to contact Vela Dental Centers Crosstown today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists.