No one likes 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.
Dental Membership Plan includes 2 exams and 1 set of x-rays per year. Codes D1020 or D0145 & D1120.
My last dentist said I didn't have any cavities...?
Our process for evaluating your oral health often identifies issues that other dentists aren't able to. In addition, we take the unusual approach of being proactive when treating your oral health problems, addressing them as soon as possible before they worsen to avoid causing you more pain (and money).
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.
“The most non-judgemental dental office I have ever been to.”
My Friend’s Dentist, based in Wilmington North Carolina, is an award-winning Wilmington dental practice that provides general, cosmetic and speciality dental services including implants and dental sleep medicine to patients of all ages. Widely recognized for its office design and patient friendly approach to dental care, My Friend’s dentist publishes its procedure prices, offers savings through its dental membership plan and focuses on a collaborative approach to prioritizing care with patients.