What To Expect During A Filling

  • Local anesthesia – to numb the area around the tooth
  • Tooth decay removal – the dentist will remove any decay. Then the dentist will shape the space to make it ready it for filling
  • Etching – for bonded fillings the dentist will etch the tooth before filling
  • Resin application – for certain types of fillings the dentist will use hardened resin
  • Polishing – after filling the dentist will polish the tooth