Do I need a dental filling?
When you come into our office, our dentists can detect any tooth decay that needs to be treated with a dental filling. A small mirror will be used to examine the surfaces of each tooth. If anything looks amiss, it will be inspected more closely with special instruments. Dental X-rays may also be utilized to get a closer look.
How is a dental filling placed?
First, the area will be numbed to ensure patient comfort. Decay will be removed from the tooth and the area will be thoroughly cleaned. The area will be examined to make sure that all decay and debris has been removed. Then the dental filling will be placed. If composite material is chosen, the filling will be placed in layers. Each layer will be cured as it is placed. The final filling is shaped and polished.
How do I take care of my dental filling?
It may come as a surprise that a dental filling does not need any extra care. All you need to do is care for the tooth with the filling in the same way that you would your regular teeth. Be sure to brush your teeth once a day and floss once daily. Also, visit AZ Dental at least twice a year for routine dental appointments.
We welcome you to contact our office today at 408-227-6000 for more information about dental fillings in San Jose, California, and to schedule a visit with our dentists.