For treating a cavity, the dentist in Plano will first remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then fill the area of the tooth. The fillings are also used for repairing cracks and broken teeth along with treating worn down teeth due to nail-biting or teeth-grinding.
The dentist will first numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. He will then drill the decayed part or use a laser for removing the infected portion. He will then clean and sanitize the area before placing the filling. After filling, the procedure will be finished by polishing.
Here’s a look at some of the commonly used filling materials:
The companies cover cost of composites up to the price of silver filling and the patient needs to pay the difference.
They are same as composite fillings, but needs two visits before being placed. They are chosen when not enough tooth structure remains to support a filling and the tooth is so damaged that it needs a crown. Inlays and onlays are its two types.
According to ADA, the amalgam fillings are absolutely safe and there is no link between mercury-based amalgam filling and any kind of disease.