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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In the midst of everything 2020 has thrown at us, Dental Depot is still on track to open its 25th location this summer. The Oklahoma family-owned practice has seen unprecedented growth since its initial expansions in 2001, opening an average of two new offices each year in both the Oklahoma City and Tulsa Metro Areas.
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Was nice office and they saw me as a walk-in. I had to have a molar extracted because it was infected. Was a little on the pricey side for exam, extraction, and X-ray but ok overall. Would go to again if I had to.
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