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Our friendly Rice Dentistry of Nellysford dental team want you to have the best dental experience possible, and we believe that we can achieve that goal by helping you understand the steps involved in your dental treatment. If you know the steps, you will feel more comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair.

Today, our team would like to explain the process involved in placing a composite dental filling. That process involves the following steps:

-Step 1: Your dentist will begin by numbing your tooth and surrounding gums with a local anesthetic, which will help prevent pain. Then, they will remove the decay from your tooth with a laser, air abrasion instrument, or dental drill. The tool that is used will depend on your dentist’s preferences.

-Step 2: Once the decay is removed, they will deeply clean the tooth to make sure there are no bacteria or debris present.

-Step 3: Then, they will begin placing the filling in layers. After each layer is placed, it will be hardened with a special light. This will help make the filling reliable and stable.

-Step 4: When the material is hardened, your dentist will trim and shape the filling to make it fit perfectly with your smile.

To learn more about a composite dental filling in Nellysford, Virginia, and the placement process involved, please feel free to call 434-218-7020 today and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to help you in any way we can!