First, your Groton dentist will numb the area around the tooth to be filled with a local anesthetic. Next, we will remove the decayed area while testing to determine if all the decay has been removed. Once the decay has been removed, a space will be prepared for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. If the decay is near the root, we will put in a liner to protect the nerve. After the filling is in, we will finish and polish your filled tooth.
After your decay area has been removed and cleaned, the tooth-colored material is applied in layers. Next, a special light that “cures” or hardens each layer applied. When the multi-layering process is completed, you will have the composite material shaped to the desired result, any excess material trimmed, and the final restoration polished.