If a patient’s tooth has a cavity, Dr. Pape or Isle Smile dentists may recommend a dental filling in Key West, Florida. Our dentists will remove the decayed area of the tooth, clean the tooth thoroughly, and fill the area with the applicable filling material. Our dental office offers amalgam fillings (also known as silver fillings) and composite fillings (also known as tooth-colored fillings).
To place a dental filling, our dentists will first examine the area to make sure all of the decay has been removed. Our dentists will then clean the area and remove any bacteria and debris. Next, our dentists will place the filling to finish and polish it. If our dentists use a composite filling, several more steps are required. Our dentists will apply the filling material in layers when the tooth is cleaned. Each layer is cured with a special light. After the dental filling is placed, our dentists will shape the filling, trim off any excess material, and finish the final filling.
Feel free to contact Isle Smile today to learn more and to schedule your next visit with our dentists.