If a patient has a cavity, Dr. Bryce E. Justesen may place a dental filling in Mesa, Arizona. Our dentist will remove the tooth decay and thoroughly clean the tooth. Then, the area is filled with a dental filling. At our office, we use composite fillings, which are also known as tooth-colored fillings.
Composite fillings are made to match the shade of your natural teeth. Because of this, they are very aesthetic and well-suited for the front teeth and other visible teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are chemically bonded to your tooth structure, which makes them strong. In most cases, composite fillings do not require as much tooth enamel removal as other filling types do. This means that your long-term oral health is improved. Composite fillings are very versatile, as they can also be used to repair, chipped, cracked, broken, or worn down teeth.
To place a dental filling, our dentist will first use a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser to remove the decay from your tooth. The area is then cleaned of bacteria and debris. The composite filling will then be placed in layers. A special light is used to cure each layer as it is placed. Our dentist will shape, trim, and polish the final restoration.
To learn more and to schedule a visit, contact our dental office today.