Are you putting off your next dental visit due to the anxiety of having a dental filling? Smile Envy Dental Group can provide your dental exams, fillings and cleanings in a calm, relaxed environment where your comfort is a top priority. Serving Smyrna, Vinings and the surrounding Atlanta areas, Smile Envy can restore your trust in dentistry and procedures for dental fillings.
What are Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings are a routine dental procedure. Most individuals have at least one dental filling within their lifetime. Dental fillings are the most common procedure to treat cavities in the teeth. Cavities form in the teeth for a variety of reasons. Cavities develop when acid, bacteria, food and saliva cause plaque to form on the teeth. Plaque then wears away the enamel that is on the outer layer of the tooth and causes a small dent or hole that is referred to as a “cavity.”
A dental filling procedure cleans the plaque and bacteria from the cavity and “fills” it to replace the missing enamel and tooth material. Cavities can happen at any age, and even in “baby teeth,” but the cavity filling procedure is typically the same for patients of all ages.
What is the Dental Fillings Procedure at Smile Envy?
The dental fillings procedure is very minimal and can usually be quickly scheduled. The procedure for dental fillings requires only local anesthesia and our doctor will use a numbing gel for patient comfort. Dr. Fields will then prepare the tooth and mouth for the procedure using tools to clean the area that is affected by plaque. Once Dr. Fields has completely cleaned and perfected the tooth, he will fill the cavity with a special material to protect the rest of the tooth.
Following the procedure, patients can resume all normal activity. Some sensitivity may be experienced for a day or two, but no extra care is needed. As with most dental procedures, good hygiene practice at home and regular dental cleanings are recommended to prolong the life of your natural teeth.
How Much Do Dental Fillings Cost?
Dental fillings vary in cost from patient to patient. Without a prior consultation with Dr. Fields, it can be difficult to predict the exact cost. Our office works with each patient to make financing family dentistry procedures, such as dental fillings, a realistic option for care.
Dental insurance may cover dental fillings, but all insurance providers have unique policies. At Smile Envy Dental Group, we will review your policy and inform you of your individual costs for dental fillings.
In order to provide affordable access, we’re proud to offer patients financing options through CareCredit®. We can determine your eligibility before your appointment, so there are no surprises when it comes to finances. We happily accept many forms of payment including credit card.
If you’ve been living with pain and sensitivity or if you worry about needing a dental filling, wait no longer. Residents of Smyrna, Vinings, and surrounding Atlanta communities can get the dental work they need and deserve at Smile Envy Dental Group. Dr. David Fields makes the dental filling procedure as comfortable as possible and works with you to achieve optimal results. Contact our office today to get started.