If a patient has a cavity, Dr. Vela and Dr. Rodriguez may recommend a dental filling in Kingsville, Texas. Our dentists will first remove the decayed part of the tooth. The tooth is then cleaned thoroughly and a dental filling material is used to fill the area. Our dental office offers two types of dental fillings. Amalgam dental fillings are also called silver fillings. Composite dental fillings are also called tooth-colored fillings.

When preparing a tooth for a dental filling, the decayed area of the tooth is removed using a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser. Our dentists will test the area to make sure all the decay has been removed. Once the area is clear of decay, our dentists will clean it of debris and bacteria. The dental filling material is placed and the resulting restoration is polished. If our dentists used a composite dental filling, the filling is placed in layers. A curing light will be used to harden and bond each layer as it is placed. After the layers are placed, our dentists will shape the material to a desirable result. Our dentists will then trim and polish your dental restoration.

Feel free to contact Vela Dental Centers Kingsville today to learn more and to schedule a visit.