Cavities are a common dental issue among kids and adults. At Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, we can remove tooth decay and cavities and seal your tooth with a tooth-colored filling. Dental fillings preserve your natural tooth and help keep bad bacteria from causing further damage. If cavities are left untreated, they can lead to more complex procedures in the future.
What Is a Dental Filling?
Dental fillings are used to fill and seal a hole caused by a cavity or tooth decay. Before the decay progresses, we’ll gently remove the cavity and fill in your tooth with an amalgam or composite resin filling. We numb the area around your tooth, so the most you’ll feel is pressure while we work. Our compassionate team works hard to make the process as comfortable as possible.
Types of Fillings
Traditional fillings are made with amalgam and are also known as metal fillings. They are a more cost-effective filling and are often used for children with cavities in their temporary baby teeth. Recently, composite resin fillings or tooth-colored fillings, have become the more popular option because they are color-matched with your other teeth and blend in.
The Cost of Fillings
The cost of dental fillings depends on the condition of your teeth, the material of the filling, and the number of fillings you’re getting. During your consultation, we’ll design a treatment plan for your smile and provide you with an accurate cost estimate. Our team will work with you to get the dental care you need without breaking the bank. To learn more, visit our financial page or call our office today!