We provide dental fillings, which allow Dr. Kristopher Alpers to fill the hole in your tooth after cleaning out a cavity.
When treating a cavity, our team will use a local anesthetic to numb the tooth. Next, our dentist will use a drill or laser and remove the infected and decayed area. There will be measures taken to make sure all of the decay is gone, and then he will check the area and make sure he removed all of the oral debris and bacteria. If the decay is near the root, our dentist might add a liner before he fills the tooth. Our dentist will then insert the filling in layers. Once the filling is applied, he will use a special light to harden the material throughout each layer. The treatment will end with him trimming and contouring the material to make it a natural shape that fits with your bite.
There are many different types of fillings that our dentist may recommend, including gold, porcelain, silver amalgam and composite, and we suggest that you talk to our dentist to see which type of dental filling in Scottsdale, Arizona, is best for you and your individual situation. If you have any questions about fillings, please feel free to call Alpers Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 480-998-3355!