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Dr. Sylvan Stern may recommend a dental filling in Southfield, Michigan, to restore the health of your tooth if you have a cavity.

What is a dental filling?
A dental filling is a material that is used to restore a tooth that is damaged by decay back to its regular shape and function. The dental filling material is used to fill the area after the decay and debris have been removed. Having a dental filling placed helps prevent further decay to the tooth.

Do I need a dental filling?
When you visit Sylvan S. Stern, DDS for your routine dental cleaning and exam, our dentist can diagnose tooth decay that needs to be treated with a dental filling. Each tooth will be examined, and special tools will be used to check any spots that are suspect. Dental X-rays are also useful for spotting decay, especially if the decay is in an area that is difficult to see with the naked eye.

How is a dental filling placed?
Before placing a dental filling, Dr. Sylvan Stern will numb the area. The decay is then removed from the tooth and the area is shaped to prepare it for the filling. The area is thoroughly cleaned and examined. The filling material is then placed and shaped. If a composite dental filling is being placed, the material is placed in layers. Any excess material is removed and the final dental filling is shaped and polished.

If you would like more info about dental fillings and to set up your next appointment, contact Sylvan S. Stern, DDS at 248-559-0995 today.