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Does one of your teeth have a cavity (decay)? A dental filling in Peabody, Massachusetts, may be just what you need. Dr. Federico Lago will remove the tooth decay and fill the area with the dental filling material. Dental filling material can also be used to repair a tooth that is cracked or chipped.

How is a dental filling placed?
First, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area. Our dentist will then remove the decayed material and test the area to ensure that it is all gone. The area is then cleaned of debris and bacteria. Once the area is clean, Dr. Federico Lago will place your composite dental filling in layers. As each layer is placed, a special light is used to cure or harden it in place. When all of the layers are in place, the material will be shaped, trimmed, and polished.

Does dental insurance cover composite fillings?
With most dental insurance plans, the cost of the composite filling will be covered up to the price of a silver filling. The patient will then pay the difference.

How do I care for a tooth with a dental filling?
Dental fillings do not require special care. Simply follow good oral hygiene. Visit Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC regularly for cleanings and exams, brush your teeth twice daily, and floss daily. If you notice an issue with your filling, like a crack, sharp edge, or sensitivity, visit our office as soon as possible. Dr. Federico Lago will assess the situation and take X-rays if necessary.

Please contact our office today for more information about cosmetic dental fillings and to schedule your next visit. We look forward to getting to know you and your family!