A dental filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, or fractures. In one dental appointment, the affected portion of the tooth will be removed, and the remaining tooth structure will be cleaned and filled. At Blue Ribbon Dental, we use cosmetic or composite fillings that can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. These tooth-colored dental fillings will restore your teeth so that you can once again enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile.
The procedure is usually completed in one appointment. In preparing your tooth for the filling, Dr. Levine will remove all decay and thoroughly clean your tooth. If the decay was near the nerve of your tooth, Dr. Levine may apply a special medication for your protection. After the tooth has been prepared, your composite filling will be precisely shaped, placed, and polished.
At the conclusion of your treatment, Dr. Levine will give you instructions about how to care for your filling. It is normal to feel sensitivity when the treatment is first performed, but the doctor’s instructions will let you know how to manage any short-term sensitivity and how to maintain your newly-restored oral health. Please call Blue Ribbon Dental today to schedule your next appointment with our skilled dentist.