Cavities can happen to anyone. A cavity is a hole in the tooth caused by decay, typically from the acid in plaque eating away at the enamel. The solution to this problem and to prevent tooth decay from spreading further, is fillings. These are some of the most common procedures done in most dental offices. With the use of fillings, you can stop further decay, which can lead to more extensive procedures such as root canals, or worse – having to have the tooth extracted.
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Why choose us
for tooth fillings in Edmonds
We offer a wide range of services, including general dentistry options to help our patients achieve a healthier smile. Tooth Fillings are the cornerstone of general dentistry, in that they are the first line of defense against the beginning stages of tooth decay or cavities.
Choosing a dentist is an essential part of maintaining good oral health for life. Our team will work with you to develop the best treatment plan to fit your needs. If during an exam we identify a cavity, we will chart its location. Afterward, we will sit with you and review thoroughly what we have found and recommend a course of treatment to fix the holes. Not every cavity can be solved with just a filling. In some cases, we recommend the use of a crown as well.
Our primary goal will always be to give our patients the best care possible. We will never recommend services that aren’t right for you, and we will advise as to the appropriate solution (and options) for your exact dental needs.
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Are you experiencing discomfort or sensitivity in your teeth? Dental fillings might be the solution you need! This service involves removing the decayed portion of a tooth and filling the area with a material to restore its function and shape. Here are some benefits of dental fillings to help you understand how they can help you maintain healthy teeth:
Prevents further decay
Dental fillings prevent decay from spreading and affecting other teeth, helping to preserve your natural smile.
Restores function – Filling a tooth allows you to regain proper chewing and speaking functions, which may have been compromised due to decay.
Fillings can be made to match the color of your natural teeth, ensuring that your smile looks as good as new.
Quick and easy
The process of getting a filling is usually quick and painless, allowing you to resume your daily activities soon after the procedure.
Getting a dental filling is a cost-effective solution for addressing dental decay, which can otherwise lead to more expensive and complicated treatments.
We only use high quaility materials
At Soundview Family Dental, we prefer to use composite resin for fillings. While they have a shorter life span, they are perfect for correcting cavities of various sizes. During the procedure our dentist will clean the tooth, removing all traces of tooth decay.
The area will then be prepared for the filling. Once your dentist has applied the filling, it will need to be shaped to match the tooth structure that remains. Filing and shaping will allow for a smoother finish and a more natural appearance.
Saving your tooth from further damage
Wouldn’t you like to care for your teeth, and make sure they are in optimal health? A filling, when recommended, is the easiest solution to correcting tooth decay and preventing further damage. Fillings are painless, and are a relatively quick procedure. By investing the time to fix a smaller problem, you can avoid major ones. Tooth decay is permanent. It won’t resolve on its own and must be repaired by your dentist.
Are you considering avoiding repair to your tooth’s cavity?
Once your tooth is to this point, a filling may no longer be enough to solve the problem. A root canal may be required. Most fillings are inexpensive, and are often covered by most insurances. Conversely, a root canal is a far more extensive procedure, and is often more expensive.n.
At our office, we provide personalized tooth-filling services to help you restore your tooth’s structure and function. Dr. Kitts, our experienced dentist, uses the latest technology and techniques to ensure the most natural-looking and long-lasting fillings. We will carefully evaluate your tooth and recommend the best filling material to meet your unique needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is dedicated to providing you with a comfortable and stress-free experience.
WHAT ARE DENTAL FILLINGS, AND WHY ARE THEY NEEDED?
Dental fillings are materials used to restore the function, shape, and appearance of a tooth damaged by decay or trauma. Fillings are necessary to prevent further decay, infection, and tooth loss.
ARE DENTAL FILLINGS PAINFUL?
No. We take great care in numbing the area to be worked on so that our patients feel no discomfort. Once a filling is placed, there won’t be any pain from that tooth. You may notice a sensitivity to hot and cold beverages or food immediately following the procedure, but this will quickly resolve.
HOW LONG DO DENTAL FILLINGS LAST?
Of all the options available, gold will last the longest, perhaps as long as 15-30 years. Silver amalgam fillings are a close second, and can last up to 15 years. Composite resins have the shortest life span and may need to be replaced within five to seven years.
IS IT PAINFUL TO GET A FILLING?
The process of getting a filling typically involves numbing the area with local anesthesia to ensure that the patient does not experience any pain or discomfort. However, some patients may experience sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure, which should subside within a few days.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A FILLING?
The length of time it takes to get a filling depends on the size and location of the cavity and the type of filling material being used. In most cases, a filling can be completed in one visit, but in some situations, it may require multiple appointments.
HOW CAN I PREVENT THE NEED FOR DENTAL FILLINGS?
The best way to prevent the need for dental fillings is to practice good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting the dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups.
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Cleanings • Root Canals • Fillings • Emergency Care • Hygiene • Oral Cancer Screening • Pediatrics • Periodontics • Receding Gum Treatment • TMJ/TMD • Mouthguards • Sleep Apnea • Comfort First