When a patient has a cavity, our dentist will remove the decay from the tooth and clean the surfaces thoroughly. Then Dr. Roy Oyangen in Schenectady, NY will place a Metal-Free Dental Filling. At Advanced Aesthetics Dentistry, we only offer metal-free dental fillings called composite fillings, or tooth-colored fillings. These dental fillings match the shade of your other teeth.
To fill a tooth, our dentist will first use a drill, air abrasion instrument, or a laser to remove the decay. Then they will probe the area to make sure that all of the decay has been removed. Thirdly, the tooth is cleaned of bacteria and debris. Once that is done, our dentist will place the composite filling in layers. The dentist will harden each new layer using a special light. When all of the layers are in place, our dentist will shape the composite dental filling into its ideal result and trim off any extra material. The final restoration is then polished.
We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about composite dental fillings and to schedule your next visit. We are excited to serve you and your smile!