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At our office, the most frequently performed procedure is dental fillings, which effectively repair and restore damaged teeth while preventing further decay or infection, and we prefer to use colour-matching composite resin fillings that bond more effectively with your tooth compared to traditional amalgam (metal) fillings, resulting in less drilling and the ability to fill smaller spaces.
Why Are Fillings So Important?
While getting a filling may feel like a chore that you’re inclined to put off, even if your tooth doesn’t currently hurt, we highly advise you to have your cavities filled as soon as possible, and here’s why:
- Keep cavities from progressing and becoming larger.
- Avoid painful infections or abscesses.
- Restore strength and durability to weakened teeth with fillings.
- Save money in the long run by preventing more serious dental issues.
- Decrease sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
- Maintain the appearance of your natural smile for as long as possible.
How Is A Cavity Filled?
We will take time to ensure your comfort by carefully numbing your gums, which may be a source of anxiety for some individuals, but rest assured that this step will effectively numb your teeth and surrounding area, resulting in minimal discomfort during the procedure.
Filling the Tooth
Then we gently clean and prepare your affected tooth, and apply an adhesive gel followed by a composite resin (white filling material) that will be shaped and moulded to perfectly match your tooth’s contours and bite.
Curing the Composite
Following the application of the composite resin material to fill or bond your tooth, it is promptly hardened using a specialized LED light, and upon completion, your tooth will be meticulously examined by the dentist, who will make any necessary final touches before giving it a final polish.
How Much Does a Filling Cost?
Due to the effectiveness of fillings in preventing and addressing dental issues, they are a standard and highly covered procedure by most insurance companies, with typical plans covering costs ranging from $0 to $100+, while uninsured patients can expect to pay between $120 to $300 or more, particularly if multiple fillings are required at once.
To determine the precise cost of your treatment, we take into consideration several essential factors, including your current oral health, the number and location of fillings needed, the requirement for any new x-rays, the amount of time needed to fulfill your dental needs, and the equipment and supplies necessary to provide optimal care.
Filling cavities promptly is very important to us, as fillings are so effective at preventing more invasive treatments, preventing serious dental pain and keeping you as happy and healthy as possible.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental fillings are a restorative dental treatment used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay, wear and tear, or trauma.
The lifespan of a filling varies depending on factors such as the material used and the location of the filling, but they can last anywhere from 5-15 years or longer.
You may need a filling if you experience tooth sensitivity, pain, or visible holes or pits in your teeth.
The length of time for a filling procedure depends on the size and location of the cavity, but it typically takes around 30 minutes to an hour.
You can typically eat and drink after getting a filling, but you should avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the filling was placed until the numbness wears off.
To care for your filling, you should practice good oral hygiene habits like brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups.
Yes, fillings are often used to restore teeth that have undergone root canal treatment.
Yes, fillings can be used to repair cavities in baby teeth to prevent further damage and infection.
What Our Patients Have To Say
I was seen by Dr. Darwish.
He was great, very gentle, fixed my problem from the first visit and explained to me in a very detailed manners all about my condition, what he did and how to prevent it in the future.
This is a wonderful dental office. I highly recommend it. I had an emergency and they got me in right away. Dentist made sure I was comfortable every step. Wonderful dental assistant to. Thanks so much.
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