Fillings – Composite & Tooth Colored
Our seasoned and experienced Gladstone dentists are experts when it comes to spotting and treating cavities and tooth decay. When decay has damaged or destroyed parts of your tooth, it can cause pain and eventual loss of the tooth. We can stop the decay by filling the cavity before it becomes a more serious problem.
Fillings are a procedure in which the decayed parts of a tooth are removed and replaced with some other viable material such as porcelain, gold, amalgam or composite resin. By removing and replacing the decayed part of the tooth, you are restoring normal functionality to your tooth.
After first numbing the area with a local anesthetic, a dentist will use a drill or special laser to remove all of the decayed sections of the tooth. Next, the dentist will clean out the area that has been drilled. If the tooth decay was near the root, then the dentist will usually put in a protective liner that safeguards the nerve. After the area has been cleaned sufficiently, the dentist will actually fill the area with material. Our dentists use a high quality, tooth-colored composite resin. Once the filling has hardened, the dentist will sculpt and polish it until it has the desired look and feel.
We are committed to being a full-service dental practice. We do routine cleanings and evaluations, root canals, crowns, bridges, sealants, tooth implants and extractions, soft tissue treatment, tissue re-contouring, laser gum therapy and a multitude of other professional dental services.