Here at Sugarloaf Signature Dentistry, we prioritize your oral health and comfort. Dental fillings are a cornerstone of our restorative dental services, providing an effective solution for cavities and tooth decay. Our team is dedicated to preserving your natural smile and ensuring the longevity of your teeth. Call our office today to learn more about the process and importance of dental fillings.
A dental filling is one of the most common procedures performed at our office to treat cavities. When you have developed a cavity, a hole has formed in your tooth over time from the buildup as acid continually wears down the enamel on your teeth. As the tooth enamel dissolves, a cavity is formed. If a cavity is left untreated for an extended period of time the structure of your tooth will become further compromised and a root canal might be required.
Dental fillings are often necessary to prevent decayed teeth from further damage. The filling procedure is straightforward and doesn’t take much time:
First, we will numb your mouth and make sure that you are comfortable and relaxed before beginning the procedure.
Next, we will gently remove the decayed portion of your tooth.
Before filling your tooth, we will prep and clean your tooth to prepare it for the filling.
It’s time to fill your tooth. We will apply the resin and cure it. The curing process is simple and only takes a few seconds.
Finally, we will check your smile before leaving to ensure that your teeth feel good.
The entire filling process typically takes less than an hour. If you require many fillings, we might schedule additional appointments to complete the work. Call us today to schedule your appointment!
Tooth fillings have been around for a long time and the technology has had a lot of time to progress. Gone are the days of easily noticeable metal fillings. At our office we use white-colored tooth fillings that provide your teeth with the protection that they need from cavities and blend in seamlessly with your smile.
Another popular service that we offer is dental bonding. Dental bonding has increased in popularity because they are a convenient solution for common cosmetic issues such as broken teeth, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth.
For the dental bonding procedure we will:
Choose a composite resin, a tooth-colored material that will match the shade of your tooth or teeth
Clean your tooth and prepare the surface
Apply and shape the bonding material
Cure the bonding material with a UV light and make any final adjustments
Polish the bond
Because bonding is so easy, we often don’t even need to use local anesthesia through the whole process.
The best part of your new bonds is that they blend seamlessly into your smile, your friends and family won’t even notice them. Your dental bonding procedure will change the shape of your teeth and your teeth will look brand new.
How Much Is a Dental Filling?
It’s hard to provide an answer online for how much dental fillings cost because it depends on a variety of factors:
Dental insurance coverage | If you have dental insurance, it might cover a portion of the cost of dental fillings. To determine this, consult with our billing specialist
How many teeth need filled | One filling costs significantly less than ten fillings. The only way to know how many fillings you need is to visit our office and have your teeth professionally examined.
Other considerations such as x-rays | Determining the presence of cavities will often require an x-ray to understand the condition of your teeth.
The best way to determine the cost of your dental fillings is to schedule a visit to our office and consult with our billing specialist. We will check your teeth for cavities and create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and budget.
Visit Our Suwanee Office for Seamlessly Blended Tooth-Colored White Fillings
Our teeth play a central role in our daily activities, and cavities and cosmetic imperfections are common issues that our patients experience. Despite the inconvenience, these hangups don’t have to be a permanent obstacle that stands in the way of achieving a beautiful, healthy smile.
At Sugarloaf Signature Dentistry, we use modern, tooth-colored materials to provide longevity to your smile. Give our Suwanee, Georgia, office a call to get started today!