Tooth fillings are the go-to treatment to combat cavities. Your dentist will remove any tooth decay present. Then he or she will fill the area of the cavity with the filling.
Fillings can come from many different material types. Common materials include gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, or tooth-colored resin. Our dentists will use the filling that’s best for your unique needs.
What Are Their Benefits?
Fillings have many fantastic benefits. They are a tried and true method to help a mouth with tooth cavities. Dental fillings are excellent since they can:
- help remedy cavities
- can last upwards to 15 years
- will match the natural aesthetics of your teeth
- certain fillings can release fluoride
- will help strengthen a weak tooth
- helps prevent infections
- improves tooth functions such as chewing and biting
Are There Any Potential Risks With Them?
Even though fillings are simple and straightforward, there can be risks. Some potential problems tooth fillings can have are:
- sensitivity and pain post-treatment
- eventual wearing out and need for replacement
- possible tooth decay developing around the filling
- infection stemming from cavity pulling away from filling creating space for bacteria
- possible break or fall out of filling causing damage
During your consultation, our Riverside dentists will go over your unique situation. We will layout the best custom treatment plan for you. Explaining all the appropriate pros and cons you can expect.
What’s TheFillings Treatment Process?
Getting cavities filled is a straightforward procedure that involves a few steps. First is the numbing of the treatment area with a local anesthetic. Then your dentist will drill in and around the cavity to remove any decay present. After decay removal, the cleaning of the cavity removes any debris and bacteria. Finally, the dentist completes the treatment with the actual filling application.
Is Getting A Cavity Filled Painful?
For many of our patients in the office, they report the procedure as easy and comfortable. Pain management has advanced significantly through the years in dentistry. At Star Dental Riverside, you can expect many of our treatments to be comfortable. With our years of experience, you can expect a tooth filling appointment to go smoothly.
How Long Will The Fillings Last? Are They Permanent?
Fillings have excellent durability and longevity. It’s known that they can last years, even decades, for many patients. The specific time table of how long your filling will last depends on a couple of factors. First is the filling material. Second is the patient’s daily hygiene habits. Practicing good oral hygiene not only preserves fillings but the surrounding natural teeth.
How Much Will My Insurance Cover? What’s The Cost Of The Procedure?
Insurance coverage and final costs will vary for each patient’s case. Many things will factor in potential costs. For starters, all insurance carriers and patients elected coverage will be unique. Then there are questions about what type of filling will be used. Also, what tooth will receive the filling? There might be extra costs, too, such as sedation requested. Our team at Star Dental will go over your insurance, and after your exam, explain what your cost will be.
Contact Star Dental Riverside today to get tooth filling treatment. Our dentists are top-rated and have helped many patients with their fillings. We accept PPO, MediCal, & IEHP insurances for your convenience. From our cozy office amenities and friendly staff, you will have a fantastic experience. We love creating smiles for all patients that walk in. Call today to schedule your appointment with a top Riverside dental office.