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.

Google Verified Patient Reviews

Joanna Reed
2 weeks ago
My husband and I are new clients to Sparta Dental Associates. Kyle, my dental hygienist and Dr. Emma Quigley provided the most knowledgeable, professional and friendly experience we have ever had at a dental office. We cannot remember a more perfect dental experience. I am so grateful to have them as our dental team. Highly recommend them!
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I had a regularly scheduled check up and cleaning at Sparta Dental this morning. As always it was a wonderful visit. The staff is all very friendly and professional. Dr Emma is great. She makes you feel very comfortable. Today was good news ; no cavities and clean teeth. In the past when I have had some serious issues Dr. Emma explained everything fully in language I could understand, answered all my questions, explained my options and kept me as comfortable as possible. I liove Soarta Dental and strongly recommend this practice to anyone who is looking for a dentist. The staff is extremely helpful, professional, friendly and welcoming. Everything I have ever had done here has been excellent.
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Karen Parkes
1 month ago
Everyone at this practice is super nice! I had my first visit and cleaning today and it was wonderful (I know, not a word associated with dentists. But I really mean it)! Scarlett cleaned my teeth and made me feel very comfortable about the whole process and explained every step! Dr. Emma came in for my exam and was very thorough and explained every issue I had in detail. She also set me up with a treatment plan to take care of everything! I have never liked going to the dentist, but everyone in this practice makes you feel very welcomed. I am actually looking forward to going back and have my teeth fixed.
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Lynn Hartsell
5 months ago
—The practice has a very welcoming/helpful staff. It is very clean and comfortable. — The hygienist, Scarlett, was eager to listen to my concerns. She addressed those concerns while carefully cleaning my teeth, resulting in a pleasant, stress–free visit. She was very personable, gentle and thorough. — Dr. Emma was also very thorough and gentle. She was extremely knowledgeable in her assessment and offered various options for a treatment plan. — To summarize: Sparta Dental Associates is a pleasurable, stress-free environment that I would not hesitate to recommend and look forward to them being my new dental practice.
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gina richardson
8 months ago
My nephew , Nicky has been a patient of Sparta Dental Associates for years. I have never been in a medical office where the staff and doctors are so upbeat and nice consistently . Nicky is on the autism Spectrum and dentists visits were always very scary to him and a challenge to get him to go. That was until we found Sparta dental. They are all amazing and go the extra mile with your patients . As a family , we appreciate how the staff interacts with Nicky. It makes a difference. You are all Very much appreciated by us and Nicky thinks of you all As his friends at the dentist❤️ Thank you
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Joanna Reed
2 weeks ago
My husband and I are new clients to Sparta Dental Associates. Kyle, my dental hygienist and Dr. Emma Quigley provided the most knowledgeable, professional and friendly experience we have ever had at a dental office. We cannot remember a more perfect dental experience. I am so grateful to have them as our dental team. Highly recommend them!
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I had a regularly scheduled check up and cleaning at Sparta Dental this morning. As always it was a wonderful visit. The staff is all very friendly and professional. Dr Emma is great. She makes you feel very comfortable. Today was good news ; no cavities and clean teeth. In the past when I have had some serious issues Dr. Emma explained everything fully in language I could understand, answered all my questions, explained my options and kept me as comfortable as possible. I liove Soarta Dental and strongly recommend this practice to anyone who is looking for a dentist. The staff is extremely helpful, professional, friendly and welcoming. Everything I have ever had done here has been excellent.
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Karen Parkes
1 month ago
Everyone at this practice is super nice! I had my first visit and cleaning today and it was wonderful (I know, not a word associated with dentists. But I really mean it)! Scarlett cleaned my teeth and made me feel very comfortable about the whole process and explained every step! Dr. Emma came in for my exam and was very thorough and explained every issue I had in detail. She also set me up with a treatment plan to take care of everything! I have never liked going to the dentist, but everyone in this practice makes you feel very welcomed. I am actually looking forward to going back and have my teeth fixed.
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Lynn Hartsell
5 months ago
—The practice has a very welcoming/helpful staff. It is very clean and comfortable. — The hygienist, Scarlett, was eager to listen to my concerns. She addressed those concerns while carefully cleaning my teeth, resulting in a pleasant, stress–free visit. She was very personable, gentle and thorough. — Dr. Emma was also very thorough and gentle. She was extremely knowledgeable in her assessment and offered various options for a treatment plan. — To summarize: Sparta Dental Associates is a pleasurable, stress-free environment that I would not hesitate to recommend and look forward to them being my new dental practice.
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gina richardson
8 months ago
My nephew , Nicky has been a patient of Sparta Dental Associates for years. I have never been in a medical office where the staff and doctors are so upbeat and nice consistently . Nicky is on the autism Spectrum and dentists visits were always very scary to him and a challenge to get him to go. That was until we found Sparta dental. They are all amazing and go the extra mile with your patients . As a family , we appreciate how the staff interacts with Nicky. It makes a difference. You are all Very much appreciated by us and Nicky thinks of you all As his friends at the dentist❤️ Thank you
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