To ensure the safety of our patients and team members, and in compliance with federal and state recommendations, we are postponing all non-essential dental procedures due to the coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to be available for patients who need emergency care as determined by our doctors. If you are experiencing dental pain or infection, or otherwise believe you require emergency dental care, please contact us. Your health, and the health of our team members, remains our top priority. Please note that hours may vary at some practices. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
A filling is a way to restore teeth with decay, damage or excessive wear. Often used to fill cavities, most people will receive at least one filling in their lifetime. Fillings preserve the natural tooth and help prevent future decay. The procedure is quick, painless and can last 10 years or longer!
Fillings are a quick and inexpensive procedure. If you're experiencing tooth pain or think you have a cavity, we can help. And you'll be back to feeling and looking great the same day!
Have more questions about fillings?
When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned-out cavity with a filling material. Depending on your dentist's recommendation, the material will most often be composite (plastic) or amalgam (silver).
The average lifespan of fillings is 12.8 years for amalgams and 7.8 years for composites.
A tooth that has just had a filling placed will be more sensitive to hot foods and cold foods, air temperature, and the pressure of biting. This type of tooth pain after filling a cavity should resolve within a few days. If not, contact your dentist.
Most filling treatments will be $50 to $150 for a single, silver amalgam filling or $90 to $250 for a single, tooth-colored composite filling.