Fillings at My Tamarac Dentist take about an hour from start to finish. To ease your discomfort, a local anesthetic numbs your tooth. If you’re feeling anxious about your filling, your specialist may talk to you about the use of nitrous oxide before you begin to ease your anxiety and fears.

Once you’re ready, your dental specialist removes the decayed portion of your tooth with a drill. Then, your tooth is cleaned and filled with either the porcelain or composite material layer by layer.

Your dentist then uses a special curing light to harden the filling, and your tooth is shaped to match your bite.