Dental Fillings

Correct Cavities Before They Worsen

Cavities occur when decay has progressed beyond the point where your tooth can heal itself or defend against bacteria. When this happens, the decay forms a small hole, or cavity, in your tooth. Fillings prevent these cavities from worsening – helping you avoid pain or more costly procedures such as crowns, root canals or even tooth extractions.

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Better. Sooner.

We hate breaking the news of a new found cavity. But the nature of decay and infection is that, unfortunately, dental problems only get worse over time. That’s why we always prefer to make them better now rather than wait until they worsen.

What to Expect

  • Getting Your Fillings

    Once you are comfortable, the dentist will place topical jelly on your tooth before applying anesthetic to "put the tooth to sleep". We use strong, long lasting composite to fill your cavity once it has been removed. Lastly, we check to make sure your bite is well-aligned and we've answered any remaining questions you may have.
  • Follow Up

    Follow ups for fillings are rare. However, if you are having any discomfort or sensitivity, we can always schedule a second visit if we aren't able to address those concerns over the phone.

“The most non-judgemental dentist office I have ever been to.”

—MATTHEW MOORE

Pricing

Dental Fillings: 1 Surface
$190

D2330 or D2391

Dental Fillings: 2 Surface
$240

D2331 or D2392

Dental Fillings: 3 Surface
$290

D2332 or D2393

FAQs

How long will my appointment be?
Appointment times for fillings vary based on number of fillings needed, which surface of your tooth the fillings is located on and how large the fillings are. We're able to provide a more accurate estimate of how long your appointment will take once your individual treatment needs have been determined.
Will I be in pain after my appointment?
After fillings it is normal to have some sensitivity to hot and cold food or drinks for about one week. The sensitivity should not be intense or linger more than a few seconds. In rare cases, when the filling is very deep in the tooth the sensitivity could take up to one month to subside. We are always available to answer questions or schedule a follow up if you are experiencing unusual sensitivity from a filling.
How long do fillings last?
Fillings typically last 10-12 years; however, smaller fillings tend to last longer than larger fillings. Good oral health is an important factor to in how long your fillings will last - the most common cause of failure for tooth colored fillings is a secondary cavity underneath one that was previously filled.
What type of fillings do you use?
We only place tooth-colored composite fillings that bond to your tooth structure. These fillings allow us to conserve as much tooth structure as possible when filling cavities. We do not use metal fillings.
Where can I learn more about fillings?
If you would like to learn more about cavities and fillings, we recommend:
• American Dental Association — Composite Fillings
• WebMD — Dental Health and Tooth Fillings
• Colgate Information Center — What is a Filling?
• Crest Information Center — Fillings: What to Expect, Types & Potential Problems

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