Restore The Natural Appearance And Feel Of Your Teeth.
At our office, dental fillings are the predominant procedure, aimed at repairing and restoring teeth while preventing the development of painful decay or infections that may necessitate more extensive treatments. We utilize colour-matched composite resin fillings that effectively blend with your natural tooth shade. In contrast to metal amalgam fillings, tooth-coloured composite resin forms a strong bond with the tooth and can effectively fill smaller spaces, resulting in reduced drilling requirements.
What Makes Fillings Crucial For Dental Health?
For many, the idea of getting a filling may seem burdensome. You might be tempted to delay or question its necessity, especially if your tooth isn’t currently causing discomfort. However, we highly advise promptly addressing your cavities with fillings, and here’s why:
- Halt cavity progression and prevent further enlargement.
- Safeguard against painful infections or abscesses.
- Restore the strength and durability of weakened teeth.
- Long-term cost savings.
- Minimize sensitivity to hot and cold.
- Preserve your natural smile for as long as possible.
How Is A Cavity Filled?
Prior to starting the procedure, we will ensure your comfort by taking the necessary time to carefully numb your gums. This step may cause some anxiety for patients. The numbing process will effectively freeze the targeted area, including your teeth and the surrounding region, ensuring that you experience minimal discomfort throughout the procedure.
Filling the Tooth
Once we have confirmed that you are comfortably numbed, we proceed by meticulously cleaning and preparing your tooth. An adhesive gel is then applied to the affected tooth, serving as a foundation for the composite resin (white filling material) that will be shaped and moulded to seamlessly match your tooth’s contours and bite.
Hardening the Composite
To solidify and strengthen the composite resin material used for filling your tooth, a specialized LED light is employed for quick curing and hardening. Afterward, the dentist will thoroughly inspect the treated tooth, making any necessary refinements before providing a final polish, ensuring a flawless result.
The Cost Of A Filling In Burlington
Fillings are a standard preventive measure against dental issues, and many insurance companies offer substantial coverage for them. Under a typical insurance plan, you can expect to pay anywhere from $0 to $100+ for fillings. If you don’t have dental insurance, the cost can range from $120 to $300 or more, particularly if multiple fillings are required simultaneously.
Several key factors influence the actual cost of your treatment, including:
- Your current oral health condition.
- The time required by the dental team to address your specific needs.
- The necessary equipment and supplies to meet all your requirements.
- The number of fillings needed.
- The location of the cavities in your mouth.
- The need for new x-rays, if any.
Promptly filling cavities is a top priority for us, as it effectively prevents more invasive treatments, mitigates serious dental pain, and contributes to your overall happiness and well-being.
Get In Touch With Us Today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
In your consultation, we thoroughly assess your teeth, gums, soft tissues, and bite. We prioritize understanding your overall oral health, aesthetics, and desired outcomes to create a tailored treatment plan for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
The process of getting a dental filling is generally not painful. Before the procedure, your dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area, ensuring you are comfortable during the treatment. You may experience some sensitivity or discomfort after the numbing wears off, but it should subside shortly.
Composite fillings are often preferred over silver fillings for their aesthetic appearance, as they blend with the natural tooth colour. They also require less removal of healthy tooth structure, bond well to the tooth, reduce sensitivity, and offer versatility for use in various cavities.
Proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups, are essential for maintaining the longevity of your fillings. Avoiding habits like biting on hard objects and grinding your teeth can also help preserve your fillings.
To treat pain from a cavity:
Take over-the-counter pain relievers.
Rinse with warm saltwater.
Apply a cold compress.
Avoid triggering foods and drinks.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Schedule a dental appointment for professional treatment.
What Our Clients Have to Say
Very friendly staff, everyone including front desk receptionist, dental hygienist, and the doctor is very knowledgeable... The front desk staff explained to me about my insurance, and directly billed to my insurance company, so I did not have to make my own claims. The cleaning experience was great, the dental hygienist cleaned my teeth very nicely with no pain whatsoever! I had an extraction and filling performed by Dr. Sabri, he explained to me everything before starting the procedure, and performed all procedures without causing me any pain.
I had such a pleasant experience at this office. I was on the hunt for a new dentist when one of my wisdom teeth started to give me some discomfort. I gave this office a shot because it had such great reviews. Dr. Sabri and his staff were amazing from start to finish. The whole procedure was quick! I felt zero discomfort through the whole process and left very happy. I have found my new dentist and will highly recommend it to family and friends.
Amy Van Zandt
Couldn’t be happier with the level of care and expertise received here! When you first walk in you’re greeted by Dawn or Basma, both are so friendly and knowledgeable. Lisa and Dr. Sabri work so well together, and are both so kind and put you at ease. Dr. Sabri is hands down the most knowledgeable dentist I’ve been to, I trust his advice and expertise 100%. The office itself is sparkling clean, and all Covid procedures are being followed above and beyond ... I cannot say enough good things about Sr Sabri and his amazing team!