Even if you eat healthy, practice good oral hygiene, and get routine dental care, tooth decay happens to the best of us.
When the decayed area is small, our dentists can treat it with a minor, minimally invasive restoration called a filling. Fillings are available at any of our Dental Depot locations in the Phoenix area. Your dentist simply cleans out the decayed area of the tooth and fills it, thus protecting it from future damage. If left untreated, decay can affect the entire tooth and eventually reach the pulp and then you may need a root canal. The goal is to put a stop to the spread of decay. Sometimes it is necessary to replace a worn or cracked existing filling. As always, better safe than sorry.
To learn more about fillings, call a Dental Depot nearest you to reserve an appointment.
Tooth-colored Fillings Available
For those who desire a natural-looking, discreet restoration, we offer a tooth-colored material called composite resin. This material is made from durable glass and plastic and can be matched to the exact shade of your existing teeth. A composite resin filling will not affect the aesthetics of a smile. Fillings are durable and will offer effective protection against future damage to your affected tooth. Other restoration options are available for more severely impacted teeth.
What to expect during a Dental Filling?
Before we get started, we will make sure you are as comfortable as possible. Your dentist will numb the area around the tooth and use a drill to remove the decayed area. Then the area will be checked to make sure all the decay was removed. Next, your dentist will prep the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. Then your dentist will fill the cavity and after the filling is in, your dentist will finish and polish it. It may take an hour or so until all the local anesthetic has worn off, but you should be able to eat and speak normally soon after your appointment.
If you think you need a dental filling, need to replace an older filling or simply want to know more about this procedure, call the Dental Depot nearest you to schedule an appointment.
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Amazing staff and doctors! Having severe anxiety issues is not good especially when you hear you need extractions. However, they made me feel very calm and relaxed when discussing what needed to be done. They are very welcoming and personable to all patients. I highly recommend them especially those who have severe anxiety.
- Ali Rae
Great job . No pain . Quick. I had my front tooth drilled down the roots. And a temp put on. Very professional. The girl took her time to make sure my new tooth looked how I wanted it to even though it was temporary for 2 weeks. Great experience.
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The workers are super nice! They make my kids feel very important. They got my son back super quick! They really make my disabled daughter feel special and i love that they speak to her instead of asking me question she can answer on her own. We go there every time for anything we need done for our teeth!
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Everything was fine! Great friendly staff! My only issue is that my gums were cut with razor sharp floss. Accident of course but the pain does last for quite a bit of time and it is the pain that annoys you. After voicing my pain, the sweet staff lady got me some gel to put on it. That showed that they truly care about there customers. Looking forward to my next visit!
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