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Composite Fillings

 

 

Fillings in Garland, Texas

 

Fillings are used to treat cavities. A filling included the removal, extraction, and covering of a problem area. The most commonly used filling substance is composite.

 

Composite fillings, or tooth colored fillings, consist of special material that can easily be made the same color of your existing teeth – this is important for fillings that are on noticeable positions of your mouth like your front teeth. Composite fillings are a durable solution for small to medium sized cavity. Composite fillings can also be used to repair chipped or broken teeth.

 

How Fillings Work:

              

To ensure that you experience no pain during the procedure, the dentist will numb the area affected by the procedure. The dentist then removes the decayed portion of the tooth.  After the portion is removed, the dentist coats the area with a special substance. This substance is designed to open up pores in the tooth and allow for a stronger bond. The coating is cured and hardened with a special light. Finally, the filling is layered onto the tooth, the space is filled, and the new area is polished to fit comfortably with your bite.