What is the tooth filling procedure?
First Dr. Game will use the latest dental technology to locate the cavity. Our DIAGNOdent® laser can accurately detect even hidden cavities. Next, the area will be numbed so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. The bacteria and decay will then be
removed from the area and the cavity will be filled.
What do fillings cost?
The cost of the tooth filling depends on several factors including the size and location of the filling and the type of material used. Back teeth can be filled with either amalgam or a tooth colored composite material. Fillings on front teeth are usually filled with composite material because it can be matched to the tooth color. There may be a reduced dental fillings cost with insurance. Our front office will help you determine your coverage. If you participate in our in-house dental savings plan you receive a 15% discount on fillings.
What’s the difference between amalgam and composite fillings?
Amalgam fillings are a mixture of metals that have been used for years to safely fill cavities. They are strong, durable and affordable. Composite tooth colored fillings are made from resin and can be matched to the color of the tooth so the filling isn’t at all noticeable. Our team will help you choose which type of filling is best for your situation based on the size and location of the filling, your budget, and your insurance coverage.
Is it safe to get dental fillings during pregnancy?
The American Pregnancy Association and other reliable medical organizations recommend that expectant mothers continue to get preventive dental care such as dental cleanings and exams. Getting dental fillings is also encouraged to reduce the risk of infection. Some studies have linked oral infections to preterm birth so carrying for your oral health during pregnancy is very important.
Why are my tooth fillings falling out?
There are a number of reasons why old fillings might fall out. Some fillings are under a lot of pressure. Regular visits to Stono Dental Care will allow Dr. Game to keep an eye on the integrity of your fillings. If you lose a filling, call us right away and we’ll get you in as soon as possible to get your filling replaced.