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If you’re interested in knowing how Dr. Lanier installs a composite resin dental filling, then our Crossroads Dental team is more than happy to tell you!

The process involved in placing a composite filling is simple and easy. In fact, it only involves the following four steps:

-Step 1: Your dentist will begin by numbing your tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. This will help keep the pain and discomfort away. When your mouth is numb, your dentist will remove the decayed section of your tooth with a dental drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser, depending on their preferences.

-Step 2: When the decay is removed, your dentist will deeply clean the tooth to make sure there are no bacteria, particles, or debris present.

-Step 3: Once your tooth is clean, your dentist will then begin to fill the tooth. The filling will be applied in layers. After each layer is placed, it will be hardened by a special curing light.

-Step 4: Once the multilayering process is completed, your dentist will trim and shape the top of the filling to make it fit perfectly with the bite. Your dentist will also polish it to give it a natural-looking and beautiful appearance.

Now that you know all about the placement process involved in the composite dental filling treatment in Chesapeake, Virginia, you are all ready for your appointment! Now you will feel comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please feel free to call 757-541-2168 today. We look forward to helping you!