Your dentist may place a dental filling if you have a tooth with a cavity. Cracked, broken, or worn teeth can also be repaired using fillings. Dr. Scott G. Lamming will first numb the area around the decayed tooth. A drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser will then be used to remove the decayed portion of the tooth. To ensure that he removed all of the decay, the dentist will carefully check and sanitize the area. The white filling is then applied in layers. A special light cures and hardens each layer as it is applied. After the layering is complete, Dr. Scott G. Lamming will trim off any excess material and polish the result.

A white dental filling in San Juan Capistrano, California, has many advantages. The color of the composite filling, or white filling, can be matched closely with the color of your teeth. White fillings are particularly advantageous when used on front teeth or other visible teeth. Unlike other types of fillings, composite fillings chemically bond to the tooth, providing extra support. Composite fillings are very versatile as well, as they can also be used to repair chipped, broken, or worn teeth. In most cases, less tooth structure needs to be removed with white fillings than with amalgam (silver) fillings.

Please contact the office of Scott G. Lamming, DDS today if you have any questions and to schedule an appointment.