If you have a cavity, you will likely need a dental filling to restore your tooth. In this post, our Orléans dentists explain why you'd need a filling, and describe different types to consider depending on your needs.
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Why do we recommend fillings?
There are several reasons we may recommend a filling. A filling might be necessary if decay (a cavity) needs to be removed from your tooth, if a filling needs to be replaced, or if a tooth has cracked or been damaged.
What will happen when I get a filling?
When a filling is required, our team will begin by placing a local anaesthetic in the area. Once it has taken effect, we will thoroughly remove all decay from the tooth.
After the decay has been completely removed from the tooth, we will prepare the tooth by etching its surface. Next, we will bond the filling to the tooth, and polish the surface so that the texture is similar to the surface of your natural tooth.