How are fillings placed?
The dentist would carry out a thorough diagnosis of the tooth that requires the filling and prepare it for restoration. It will be cleaned and disinfected using ultrasonic scaling, the debris will be removed, and microbes will be washed away using a jet of water. The filling material will be prepared by matching it with the color and texture of the tooth. The cleaned surface of the cavity will be etched using an etching liquid, which makes the surface rough and allows the filling to adhere to it firmly.
The dentist will place the filling in the cavity and shape it according to the contour of the tooth. It will be solidified using a curing light, after which a bite test will be taken. In case the natural bite is being altered by the filling, we will trim it as required and give you perfectly shaped fillings. They would keep the oral bacteria from entering the cavity and causing reinfection, thanks to the excellent sealing properties they offer.
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