What is a dental filling?
A dental filling is a restoration that can repair a tooth that has decay. The filling will restore the tooth’s proper shape and function. Dr. Guy M. Bennett will remove the decayed area of the tooth and then fill the area with the dental filling material.
How do I know if I need a dental filling?
The tried and true method for determining if you need a filling is to visit Flemington Dental Arts often. During your six-month checkups, the surfaces of each tooth will be examined. If anything looks abnormal, our dentist will examine it with special instruments. Depending on your oral health needs, X-rays may also be taken.
How is a dental filling placed?
When Dr. Guy M. Bennett places a dental filling in Flemington, New Jersey, local anesthesia is used to numb the area. The tooth decay is then removed. The area is then cleaned of debris and bacteria. Our dentist will then place the dental filling. If a composite filling, which is also called a tooth-colored filling, is used, it is placed in layers. After each layer is placed, it is cured with a special light. Once all of the layers are in place, the final filling is shaped and polished.
We welcome you to contact our dental office at 908-788-1661 today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.