Dental Fillings: What You Need to Know

Do you have tooth decay that needs to be repaired? Dr. Thompson may recommend a dental filling in Laguna Niguel, CA, to restore your tooth. Our dentist will remove the decay and then fill the area with the dental filling material.

How is a dental filling placed?
Our dentist will numb the area and then remove the decayed portion of the tooth. After probing the area to ensure that all of the decay has been removed, the area is cleaned of bacteria and debris. The composite dental filling is then placed in layers. As each layer is placed, it is cured with a special light. Once the layers are in place, our dentist will shape the material, trim off any excess, and polish the final dental filling.

Does dental insurance cover the cost of composite fillings?
Most dental insurance plans will cover the cost of a composite filling up to the price of a silver filling. The patient is required to pay the difference.

How should I care for a tooth with a filling?
Practice proper oral hygiene to take care of your dental filling. Brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and visit Thompson Dental twice a year for your routine checkup and cleaning.

Please contact our dental office today for more information and to schedule your next visit.