How Dental Fillings Can Help

When it comes to dental health, cavities are a common headache. The good news is, dental fillings are an effective way to treat cavities in preventing further pain and decay.

If you and your dentist decide that dental fillings are right for you, keep in mind that your dentist may need to re-treat or re-apply them. Doing what it takes to maintain your dental fillings will help you manage potential side effects like
tooth sensitivity.

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Balancing Your Dental Health and Your Budget

The cost, look, and strength of dental fillings vary. If you’re considering which fillings to choose, it’s important to keep the following points in mind:

  • Pricing:
    Up front treatment and filling materials costs aren’t created equal. Be sure to discuss price ranges with your dental office before you commit to a certain type of filling.
  • Appearance: Some fillings create the illusion of natural tooth enamel, and others stand out more prominently.
  • Durability: Natural-looking fillings endure less than more obvious alternatives. Are you comfortable with fillings that blend with your teeth and last around five years? Or would you prefer a more visible option that lasts ten years or longer? You decide which trade-off works best for you.

Prevent Tooth Decay with Fillings

An incredibly effective solution for tooth decay, fillings may also require maintenance and cause sensitivity. We may need to re-treat or re-apply fillings for you in the years following your first application.