Before beginning, Dr. Klein will numb your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissue to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Next, he will remove all the decay and shape the tooth as needed for the restorative material.
If a direct filling is being used, the tooth will be carefully cleaned and restored. Once your restoration has been shaped to fit seamlessly into your bite, the restoration is finished and polished.
If an indirect restoration is being fabricated, the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and an impression (or mold) of your tooth is made. After the impression, a temporary filling is placed. It usually takes 2-3 weeks to have a ceramic or gold restoration fabricated.
At the try-in appointment, the temporary filling is removed and the tooth is cleaned again. Once the fit of the new ceramic or gold filling has been verified, it is cemented into place using a high-strength, chemically bonded dental cement. Once the restoration has been fit seamlessly into your bite, it is finished and polished.