Typically, when you have a cavity, a dentist will use a drill to remove the decay and prepare the tooth for a dental filling to restore the health of your tooth. And while this may be an effective way to insert this restoration, many patients can feel uneasy with the sights and sounds of a drill. Luckily at Durango Laser Dentistry, we have ditched the drill and switched to laser dentistry to create a more comfortable experience while in the dental chair.
What To Expect
For a dental filling, our dentist and team will first need to remove the decayed portion of the tooth. Using the laser to remove the decay, about 90% of the time the patient does not need or want anesthetic. Once this is done, we carefully place a composite filling in the empty space and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Then, the filling is hardened with a dental laser to ensure everything stays in place. Dr. Mason Miner may also recommend dental fillings to repair a minor cracked tooth.
Benefits of Dental Laser Fillings
By having a dental filling performed, you can:
- Improve the function of your tooth
- Avoid getting the shot and being numb
- Prevent infection or further decay
- Strengthen a fractured tooth
- Enhance your oral health
- Disinfects the tooth as it works
- Avoid trauma to the tooth that comes with traditional drills
Comfortable Laser Dentistry To Fill Cavities
Do you need a cavity filled but do not want to have to deal with the sounds of a drill or be numb? Come see Dr. Mason Miner for comfortable laser dentistry used to perform dental fillings in Durango, Colorado. Call us today at 970-247-2677 to schedule an appointment.