What Is a Dental Filling?
If your tooth has a small area of damage, Dr. Evan Wheeler may recommend a dental filling in Fairbanks, Alaska, to restore it to its proper shape, size, and function. A filling is usually used to repair a tooth that has tooth decay. The damaged area of the tooth is removed and then the filling material is placed to restore the tooth.
How Is a Dental Filling Placed?
When you visit our office for a dental filling, our dentist may numb the area with a local anesthetic if necessary. Then our dentist will remove the decay and any debris. Once the area has been tested to ensure that all decay has been removed, it will be cleaned thoroughly. Then the dental filling material will be placed. If composite material is used, a shade will be selected to match that of your natural teeth. The composite material is placed in layers and cured as it is placed. The final filling is shaped to reach the desired shape.
Does a Dental Filling Require Any Special Care?
Care for your dental filling in the same way that you would your natural teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. It is also important that you visit Evan L. Wheeler, DDS, PC at least twice a year for professional dental cleanings and exams.
If you would like more information and to schedule a visit, contact our office at 907-479-8123 today.