Sparta Dental Associates - Sparta

Composite Fillings in Sparta

Tooth-colored fillings halt cavity growth and protect your tooth, matching your natural teeth for a pleasing appearance.
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Make teeth look and feel natural again.

Dental fillings are the most common procedure performed in our office. They repair and restore the tooth and help prevent painful decay or infection that would require more serious work. We use composite resin fillings that are color matched to your tooth. Unlike amalgam (metal fillings), tooth-colored composite resin bonds really well with the tooth and is capable of filling much smaller spaces which means less drilling!

Restore the Natural Look and Sensation of Teeth

At our office, dental fillings are the leading procedure conducted on a regular basis. They serve as a vital solution for repairing and restoring teeth while actively preventing the occurrence of painful decay or infection, which could otherwise necessitate more extensive dental treatments. We prioritize the use of color-matched composite resin fillings. Unlike amalgam fillings, tooth-colored composite resin exhibits superior bonding to the tooth, allowing for efficient filling of even the tiniest spaces and minimizing the need for excessive drilling.

How is a cavity filled?

Gentle Freezing

Prior to beginning the treatment, we take the necessary time to carefully numb your gums, prioritizing your comfort. We understand that this step can evoke anxiety in some individuals. The numbing process effectively freezes the area, encompassing your teeth and the surrounding region. As a result, you will experience minimal sensation, allowing for a comfortable and pain-free procedure

Filling The Tooth Properly

After confirming that you are comfortably numb, we take great care in cleaning and preparing your tooth. An adhesive gel is then applied to the affected area, providing a suitable foundation for the composite resin (white filling material). Using our expertise, we meticulously mold and sculpt the resin to flawlessly match the contours and bite of your tooth.

Curing the Composite

Once the composite resin material is applied to fill or bond your tooth, it is quickly cured and hardened with the help of a special LED light. The dentist then conducts a careful inspection of your completed tooth, addressing any required refinements before proceeding with a final polish.

The Cost of a Filling in Sparta

The Cost of Fillings: Importance and Considerations

Fillings are a routine and effective method for preventing and addressing dental problems. Most insurance companies provide significant coverage for fillings. Under a typical insurance plan, costs can range from $0 to $100+ per filling. Without dental insurance, expenses can vary from $120 to $300 and beyond, particularly for multiple fillings.

Several factors influence the actual cost of your treatment, including:

– Current oral health: The condition of your teeth and overall oral health is taken into account.

– Number of fillings: The quantity of fillings needed impacts the overall cost.

– Cavity location: The specific location of the cavity in your mouth may affect the treatment cost.

– X-rays: Additional x-rays, if necessary, can influence the overall expenses.

– Time and attention: The duration and personalized care provided by the dental team contribute to the cost.

– Equipment and supplies: The required equipment and supplies for comprehensive treatment affect the final price.

Promptly addressing cavities through fillings is of utmost importance to us. Fillings are highly effective in preventing more invasive treatments, alleviating serious dental pain, and ensuring your overall happiness and well-being.

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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

With proper cleaning and care of your teeth a great filling should easily last for over a decade

If you are experiencing intense pain that interferes with eating or sleeping, it is considered a dental emergency, and we recommend contacting us right away. We can provide advice over the phone and prioritize scheduling your appointment as soon as possible. Applying a cold compress to the painful area of your face can provide temporary relief for a toothache. You may also consider taking a pain reliever like acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) or ibuprofen (e.g., Advil) to alleviate the pain, but always follow your doctor’s advice and carefully read the medication instructions. Keep a record of the medication name, dosage, and time taken to inform us when you arrive for your appointment.

Over-the-counter products exist to provide temporary filling for cavities or minor tooth damage until you can visit the dentist, but it’s important to note that they are not a permanent solution and cannot substitute a professional filling. Cavities represent permanent tooth damage that requires proper cleaning, preparation, and filling by a dental professional. Allowing dental decay to progress without treatment poses severe risks. Untreated cavities can lead to tooth loss and potentially result in a tooth abscess. Seeking timely professional dental care is crucial to prevent further complications and maintain oral health.

Anne McCarrick

Nice to know the staff kept notes on my special needs when it came to taking X-rays. Florence is a gentle hygienist with a bubbly personality. I’ve seen Dr. Emma in previous years. She’s only the best! The staff is very friendly. I never used to say that the dentist was a pleasurable place to be but this place sure makes it!

Fabiane Ferreira

I took my daughter to her first appointment with doctor Emma and I'm really glad that I chose her, fantastic professional, all the staff in the office are great, pleasant and competent. I recommend.

Gerri Fredericks

I had an excellent experience with Sparta Dental. The staff treated me with the most respect and compassion because I have such anxiety about going to the dentist. I had a cracked tooth and Dr. Jay was booked but the entire staff worked through their lunch to fix my tooth. I am so grateful and so impressed with the professionalism of everyone in the office. I highly recommend Sparta Dental.

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