Make Teeth Look And Feel Natural Again.
The most frequently performed procedure in our office is the placement of dental fillings. These fillings are utilized to repair and restore teeth while also preventing painful decay or infection that could necessitate more extensive dental work. At our office, we utilize composite resin fillings that are custom colour-matched to your teeth. Unlike traditional metal amalgam fillings, the tooth-colored composite resin forms a strong bond with the tooth and can fill smaller spaces, resulting in reduced drilling.
Why are fillings so important?
The prospect of getting a filling can feel like a chore for many. You may find yourself putting it off or wondering why you need to have a filling in the first place, especially if your tooth doesn’t hurt (yet). Nonetheless, we strongly recommend you have your cavities filled at your earliest convenience, and here is why:
- Stop cavities from getting bigger.
- Prevent painful infections or abscesses.
- Cavities weaken your tooth. Fillings restore strength and durability.
- They save you money in the long run.
- Reduce sensitivity to hot and cold.
- Preserve your natural smile for as long as possible.
How a Cavity is Filled
Prior to commencing the procedure, we take the necessary time to ensure that your comfort is our top priority. We will gently administer a local anesthetic to numb your gums and teeth in the surrounding area, which may cause some patients to feel anxious. Rest assured, this freezing technique will effectively desensitize the targeted region, resulting in minimal to no discomfort during the procedure.ng unnecessary pain during the procedure.
Restoring the Tooth With a Filling
Once we verify that you are adequately anesthetized and comfortable, we will meticulously clean and prepare the affected tooth. Next, we will apply an adhesive gel to the tooth, which will serve as a foundation for the composite resin material (white filling material) that will be shaped and sculpted to conform to your bite and contours.
Setting the Composite
The composite resin material used for filling or bonding your tooth is promptly hardened with a specialized LED light. Once cured, the dentist will carefully inspect the treated tooth and make any necessary adjustments before giving it a final polish.
Cost of a Filling at T-Dot.
Fillings are a common and effective way to prevent dental problems, and as such, many insurance companies offer significant coverage for this procedure. Depending on your insurance plan, the cost of fillings can range from $0 to $100+ per filling. If you do not have dental insurance, you can expect to pay anywhere from $120 to $300 or more, especially if multiple fillings are needed.
When determining the cost of your treatment, several factors are taken into account, including your current oral health, the number of fillings required, the location of the cavities in your mouth, the need for any new X-rays, the amount of time required to complete the procedure, and the equipment and supplies necessary to meet your specific needs.
Promptly filling cavities is of utmost importance to us because it is an effective way to prevent more invasive treatments, serious dental pain, and keep you in good oral health.
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
Provided that you maintain a regular dental hygiene routine consisting of daily brushing and flossing, and attend scheduled cleanings and checkups, your fillings should endure for over a decade.
We carefully match the shade of the white filling to your natural tooth color, resulting in a virtually undetectable restoration.
Without a doubt! Composite resin is a secure and efficient option that will guarantee a healthier and more satisfying smile. We solely utilize composite resin for all our dental fillings since it is, without question, the most optimal material for both our team and our patients.
To figure out what services are covered under your private insurance plan, you must contact your insurance provider. We can offer you a quote to submit to your insurance provider if desired, allowing you to obtain a precise estimate of any potential out-of-pocket expenses.
It is imperative to care for your filled and bonded teeth just as you would your natural teeth. We recommend brushing and flossing twice daily, along with scheduling routine checkups and cleanings.
What Our Patients are Saying
Dr. Habib is very gentle and knowledgeable. He has all of the new technology that’s available in the market now that I haven’t seen it used anywhere else yet!
He accommodated me to get all the fillings I needed to get done within one day due to my tight schedule.