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To treat a cavity your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material once lived.
Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding). Front tooth cavity filling / front tooth fracture filling can be more urgent for esthetic reasons and we offer all the options to fix such an emergency sooner than later. We book emergency exams same day!
First, the dentist may / may not numb the tooth with local anesthesia, depending on how big is the cavity.
Next, your dentist will remove all the decay. Once the decay has been removed, your dentist will prepare the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. If the decay is very deep, your dentist may first put a base of medicine liner to protect the nerve. After the filling is done, your dentist will finish and polish it.
Several additional steps are required for tooth-colored fillings and are as follows. After your dentist has removed the decay and cleaned the area, the tooth-colored material is applied in layers. Next, a special light that “cures” or hardens each layer is applied. When the multilayering process is completed, your dentist will shape the composite material to the desired result, trim off any excess material and polish the final restoration.