The process of receiving a filling is simple, fast, and can be completed in one painless visit. To treat a cavity, we will start by removing the decayed portion of your tooth, and then we will "fill" the area where the decay was removed. Tooth-colored fillings can also be used to repair cracked or broken teeth. When providing a filling, we will start with a local anesthetic to numb the area.
Next, we will remove the decayed area. Once this is complete, the tooth-colored material will be applied in layers and hardened. Finally, the dentist will shape and the material to provide a comfortable, natural-looking result.