Dental fillings are used to treat cavities. Our dentist removes the infected area of a tooth and then fills the area with filling material. Dr. Douglas A Deam uses composite fillings, which can also be used to repair cracked, broken, or worn down teeth. If you have a cavity or a tooth in need of repair, ask Dr. Douglas A Deam about getting a dental filling in Coral Gables, Florida!
To place a filling, our dentist will first use a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser to remove the decayed area. Then the area is probed to ensure that all of the decay has been removed. The area will be cleaned of bacteria and debris. Composite fillings, or tooth-colored fillings, are applied in layers. A special light is used to cure and harden each layer as it is applied. After the layers are all applied, our dentist will shape the composite filling as needed, trim off excess material, and polish the restoration.
Composite fillings have many advantages. They are made to match the shade of your existing teeth. Composite fillings are bonded to your tooth structure, which adds support. Composites are versatile, as they can be used as filler material and to repair teeth.
We welcome you to contact the office of Douglas A. Deam, DMD, PA today to learn more and to schedule an appointment!