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Dental Filling in Glenview

Restoring your tooth after a cavity

To treat a cavity, your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decay was. Fillings are also used to repair cracked, broken or injured teeth and teeth that have been worn down from nail-biting, tooth grinding or other misuse.

Types of fillings

Teeth can be filled with white porcelain, silver amalgam or a white glass material called composite resin fillings. Your dentist’s recommendation helps determine the type of filling that will best address your needs. General considerations include the extent and location of the decay, the cost of the filling material, and your insurance coverage.

Caring for fillings

To maintain your fillings you should follow good oral hygiene practices and visit your dentist regularly for cleanings. Additionally, make sure to brush with a toothpaste containing fluoride, and floss at least once daily.

If your dentist suspects that a filling might be cracked, he or she will take x-rays to assess the situation. If your tooth is extremely sensitive, you feel a sharp edge, you notice a crack in the filling, or a piece of the filling is missing, call your dentist for an appointment.

Why Choose Glenview Smiles for dental fillings?

At Glenview Smiles, we offer several options of affordably priced fillings. Our quality fillings help you prevent more serious dental health issues and painful dental emergencies down the road.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Fillings

How much do dental fillings cost?
Dental filling costs can vary depending on the type and location of the filling. We recommend scheduling an exam to get an accurate estimate of the care needed.
How long does numbness last after a dental filling?
After a dental filling, numbness typically wears off within 1 to 3 hours as the anesthesia gradually dissipates. However, individual experiences may vary based on the type and location of the filling. If numbness persists beyond this timeframe or you have concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to our office.