If a patient has a cavity, Dr. Karey may recommend a dental filling in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After our dentists remove the decayed portion of a tooth, the area is filled with the filling materials. Our office offers both silver amalgam fillings and tooth-colored composite fillings. Amalgam fillings are made of silver, tin, zinc, mercury, and copper. Composites are made with plastic and glass materials. Composite fillings can also be used to repair cracked, broken, or worn-down teeth.
Our dentists will use a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser to remove the decayed area of the tooth. The area is tested to make sure that all of the decay has been removed. Our dentists will then clean all of the bacteria and debris from the area. After our dentists place the filling, they will finish and polish it. With tooth-colored fillings, additional steps are required. The filling is applied in layers. A special light is used to cure each layer as it is applied. When the filling is placed, the material is shaped, trimmed, and polished.
We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists.