If your tooth has succumbed to some tooth decay and infection, you may require dental fillings near you. At Union Ave Dental, we perform this simple procedure on a daily basis for our Pueblo, Colorado area patients. It is so common that most American adults have more than one dental filling.
Dental fillings fill in the space where tooth decay thrived, once it has been removed by your dentist. The dental filling procedure prevents previously existing tooth decay from spreading.
This restorative procedure is quick and simple, and our talented dentists in Pueblo, Colorado will make sure everything goes as smooth as possible and that you feel completely comfortable every step of the way.
After your dentist has explained the process of getting a dental filling to you and has answered all of your questions regarding the procedure, he will get started.
The first step is the administering of anesthesia. Because of the nature of the procedure, usually only a local anesthetic is necessary, which will be given via an injection directly to the area that will be worked on. This will numb the site so you cannot feel anything while your dentist eradicates the tooth decay and places the dental filling material.
Once the area is numbed, your dentist will go in with a tool to clean out the decaying tissues in the tooth. He may use an air abrasion instrument, a laser, or a drill for this process.
Before the filling material can be placed, the tooth needs to be further prepped. For example, if the area that will receive the filling material is in close proximity to the tooth’s root, this area will need to be protected.
There are several types of dental filling materials to choose from, and each has its own set of steps for placement.
Your dentist will help you choose the best dental filling material for you while considering your dental insurance policy coverage and your personal preferences. We offer many types of dental fillings, including the following glass ionomer, composite resin, plastic, gold, silver amalgam, and porcelain.