A filling is used to repair and restore a decayed or damaged tooth. To place a dental filling your West New York dentist will first drill the area to remove the cavity. Dr. Cantuarias or Dr. Ro will then pack the empty space with the appropriate filling material. Since filling materials are designed to mimic the durability and appearance of natural teeth, they are also effective at repairing chipped or broken enamel.
After the filing is inserted, Dr. Cantuarias or Dr. Ro will mold the material into the shape of the tooth. A curing light will harden the filling in seconds, and then the completed restoration will be shaped and polished.
Today, there are several materials used to fill teeth:
For dental fillings in West New York, Dr. Cantuarias or Dr. Ro will advise you on the best material to restore your smile. For additional information about dental fillings, please call our friendly dental staff at Complete Dental Works to learn more.