Dentures

Dental Fillings In Noblesville IN

At Serenity Creek Dental Care in Noblesville, Indiana, we specialize in comprehensive dental cavity treatment, particularly focusing on the importance and effectiveness of dental fillings. Our approach to cavity treatment is not just about addressing current dental issues; it’s about preventing future problems and ensuring the longevity of your teeth’s health.

What Is A Dental Filling?

A dental filling replaces tooth structure that’s been damaged by decay. The primary function of a tooth filling is to restore the normal shape, size, and function of the tooth. By filling in the decayed area, a filling helps the tooth to function normally for biting and chewing. Filling a decayed area helps prevent further decay by closing off spaces where bacteria can enter. It also restores the tooth’s strength, which might have been compromised by the cavity.

At Serenity Creek Dental Care, the primary focus is on providing tooth-colored resin fillings, a modern and aesthetically pleasing option. While silver fillings (amalgam fillings) are available, they are less frequently used in contemporary dentistry due to the popularity and benefits of resin-based alternatives. We can closely match the color of the existing teeth, thus maintaining the natural appearance of the smile.

Dental fillings have a lifespan of 7-10 years, but with proper home care, a low-sugar diet, and regular dental checkups, they can last much longer. It’s important to note that fillings can occasionally fall out or break, but these risks are minimized with regular care and check-ups.

Why Serenity Creek? 

Our practice stands out for its gentle approach and commitment to patient comfort. We provide detailed cost estimates before treatment and utilize the latest technology to diagnose decay early. This proactive approach helps offer the best long-term prognosis for your teeth, minimizing the need for more extensive treatments.

Cost of Dental Fillings

The cost for a dental filling at our Noblesville dental office ranges from $200 to $400, depending on the filling’s size. We strive to provide affordable care and can offer cost estimates based on your specific insurance plan, as dental insurance typically covers 50-80% of the cost.

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Signs You Might Need a Dental Filling

We often detect decay through routine X-rays before symptoms arise, allowing for timely intervention that minimizes discomfort and preserves as much tooth structure as possible. Some signs you need a dental filling include: 

 

  • Sensitivity to Temperature: Discomfort when exposed to hot or cold.
  • Toothache: Persistent or intermittent pain in a tooth.
  • Visible Holes or Pits: Clear signs of decay requiring attention.
  • Staining on Teeth: Dark spots or unusual marks.
  • Sensitivity to Sweets: Discomfort when consuming sweet foods.
  • Pain When Biting: Indicates potential decay or a cracked tooth.
  • Frequent Food Trapping: Regularly getting food stuck in teeth.
  • Changed Tooth Texture: Roughness or unevenness on a tooth’s surface.
  • Lost Filling: A previous filling falling out.

The Dental Filling Procedure

Our cavity-filling procedure is thorough yet patient-centric. Getting a dental filling is a routine and typically straightforward procedure. It involves removing the decayed tooth material, cleaning the affected area, and then filling the cleaned-out cavity with a filling material. The process includes:

  • Initial Examination: Dr. Kelly and her team conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, often using digital X-rays, to assess the extent of the cavity and plan the filling procedure.
  • Anesthesia: To ensure your comfort, the area around the affected tooth is numbed using local anesthesia. This helps eliminate pain or discomfort during the procedure.
  • Removing Decay: The decayed part of the tooth is carefully removed. We use precision instruments to ensure that all decay is eradicated while preserving as much of the healthy tooth as possible.
  • Cleaning the Cavity: Once the decay is removed, the cavity is meticulously cleaned to prepare it for the filling material. This step prevents infection or further decay.
  • Filling Placement: A material is then used to fill the cavity. This material is chosen for its durability and aesthetic appeal, as it blends seamlessly with the natural color of your teeth.
  • Curing and Polishing: The filling is then hardened (or cured) using a special light. After it sets, it is polished to ensure a smooth, comfortable finish that matches the natural contour of your tooth.

We recommend avoiding hard or crunchy foods immediately after the procedure and maintaining good oral hygiene to prolong the life of your fillings. If needed, a follow-up appointment is scheduled to monitor the filling and the overall health of the treated tooth.

Don’t Wait! Protect Your Smile with Professional Tooth Fillings at Serenity Creek

We invite you to experience our exceptional dental care that prioritizes your health and well-being. Whether you’re experiencing symptoms that suggest you need a filling or it’s time for your regular check-up, we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and ensure your smile stays healthy and bright for years to come.