If you have a cavity, our dentist may recommend a dental filling in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. To treat your tooth, Dr. Stephen A. Maniaci will remove the decayed part of the tooth and fill the area with the dental filling material. A dental filling may also be used to repair cracked, worn down, or broken teeth.
How Is a Dental Filling Placed?
Before placing a dental filling, our dentist will numb the area around the tooth to ensure your comfort. Using a drill, an air abrasion instrument, or a laser, our dentist will remove the tooth decay. Then the area will be cleaned of bacteria and debris. Dr. Stephen A. Maniaci will then place your composite (tooth-colored) dental filling in layers. A curing light will be used to harden each layer as it is placed. Once all of the layers are in place, the material will be trimmed, shaped, and polished.
How Do I Care for My Dental Filling?
To care for your dental filling, practice proper oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. Also, be sure to visit our dentist regularly for your dental cleanings and exams. If our dentist thinks that your filling may be cracked or leaking, he will take X-rays to get a closer look. If the tooth with a dental filling becomes very sensitive or if you notice that something is amiss, contact our office for an appointment with our dentist.
Please contact our office today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your next visit.