Fillings are used to treat teeth with cavities. Our dentist removes the decayed area and then fills the area using the filling material. Fillings can also be used to repair cracked, broken, or worn teeth. Ask Dr. Anthony Gonzalez about a dental filling in Corpus Christi, Texas. Our office uses composite (white) fillings. Composite fillings have the following advantages:
- They are made to match the shade of your natural teeth
- Composite fillings are chemically bonded to your tooth, which makes them strong
- Composite fillings can be used for cavities and to repair chipped, broken, or worn teeth
- Oftentimes less tooth structure needs to be removed than with an amalgam filling
To prepare a tooth for a filling, our dentist will use a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser to remove the decayed area. Our dentist will then clean the area of bacteria and debris. The composite filling is applied in layers, and Dr. Anthony Gonzalez will use a special light to cure and harden each layer. When all of the material is applied, our dentist will shape, trim, and polish the filling.
To learn more and to schedule an appointment, we welcome you to call the office of Anthony Gonzalez, DDS today. We are eager to care for your smile!Appointments