Fillings are a way to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay. They help to restore a tooth back to its regular shape and function. A dentist completes a filling by removing any decayed parts of the tooth, cleaning the area, and filling the hole with a special, durable material. Because fillings act as a barrier against bacteria, they help prevent the tooth from decaying further..
Fillings can come in a number of different materials depending on how extensive the repair is, the location of the repair, and your budget. Composite resin is the most common choice, as it can be matched to the color of your teeth for a natural look.
WHEN DO I NEED FILLINGS?
Generally, most people require fillings when they have cavities. This is because a cavity can leave a large hole in your tooth, affecting its structure, strength, and appearance. In severe scenarios, it can even leave your nerves exposed. Your dentist will be able to tell if you need a filling by noticing discolored spots, probing with a metal instrument, taking x-rays, or using a cavity-detecting dye.
Another possible reason for needing a filling is a cracked or broken tooth or a worn-down tooth. This can occur due to dental trauma, nail-biting, using your teeth to open things, or grinding your teeth.
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WHAT IS THE COST OF FILLINGS?
In most cases, fillings will be covered by your dental insurance. However, if you don’t have dental insurance or your plan doesn’t cover the entire cost of fillings, our treatment coordinators can work out a payment plan with you. We help determine the best available prices for your treatment in order to provide affordable services. In addition, check out our monthly specials below to take advantage of our coupon offers.
HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR DENTAL TREATMENT?
Worried about how to pay for your dental fillings? Don’t fret, because even if you’ve reached the maximum coverage limit for your dental insurance or don’t have dental insurance at all, there are still other payment arrangement options. We offer help from third-party financing lenders as well as several in-house payment plans. This way, you can schedule your treatment without the fear of not being able to pay.
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