If you have a cavity, our dentist may recommend a dental filling in Mill Valley, California. To treat your tooth, Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi 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?
When placing a dental filling, our dentist will first remove the tooth decay. The area will then be tested and probed to make sure that all of the decay has been removed. Then the area will be cleaned of bacteria and debris. Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi will then place your composite (tooth-colored) dental filling layer by layer. 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 filling, practice proper oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Also, be sure to visit our dentist regularly. If our dentist thinks that your filling may be cracked or leaking, he will take dental X-rays to get a closer look. If the tooth with a dental filling becomes sensitive, if you notice a crack in the filling, if a piece of the filling is missing, or if you notice a sharp edge, contact Southern Marin Dental for an appointment.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule your next visit with Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi.