The Basics about Fillings

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Do you have tooth decay that needs to be repaired? Drs. Miller and Simarro may recommend a dental filling in Antioch, California, to restore your tooth. Our dentists will remove the decay and then fill the area with the dental filling material.

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

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.

To care for your dental filling, practice proper oral hygiene. Brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and visit Simarro Brothers Dental Care twice a year for your routine exam and cleaning. If Drs. Miller and Simarro suspect that your filling is cracked or damaged in any way, they will take X-rays to examine the filling and tooth. A dental filling can be replaced or repaired if necessary.

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