A treatment that is sometimes recommended for dealing with cavities is a dental filling. We place it in the cavity in order to restore the tooth to full function. If would like to know how they are placed, we can explain the process briefly.
The first step for our dentist is removing the decaying parts of the tooth. This removal can help the rest of your tooth remain healthy by preventing the further spread of decay, and it can make space for the filling.
If the dentist sees that it is necessary, he may also shape the area the filling will rest in. Doing this can help keep the filling stay inside the tooth so it does not decide to abandon its post of its own accord.
With all the prep work done, the filling is finally set inside the tooth. The tooth is then strengthened, and the area that was filled can be protected so decay is less likely to attack it again.
Our office in Kingsburg, California, is always open to you if you find yourself in need of a dentist. We provide a range of treatments, which Dr. Jason Rountree can use to help you keep your smile in excellent condition. Feel free to call 559-897-3322, and we will gladly answer any questions. Thank you for visiting with us!