Tooth-Colored Fillings
in Chandler, AZ

Tooth-colored dental fillings are the most common way to repair teeth affected by tooth decay, and for good reason. Composite fillings are durable and look incredibly natural, and they are safer for patients to utilize than amalgam dental fillings. To learn more about our services or schedule your next visit, please contact us!

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How do I know if I have a cavity and need a filling?

Look out for signs like tooth sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods, persistent tooth pain, visible holes or dark spots on teeth, tooth discoloration, increased sensitivity to sweets, bad breath, or a chronic, unpleasant taste. If you experience these symptoms, schedule a dental appointment promptly. Early detection allows for timely treatment, preventing further decay and preserving oral health. During your routine visits, our team can also diagnose harder-to-identify decay through visual inspection and X-rays.

How long do composite fillings last?

Composite dental fillings are known for their durability and longevity, typically lasting between 5 to 15 years or more with proper care and maintenance. However, the lifespan of a composite filling can vary depending on factors such as the size and location of the filling, the patient’s oral hygiene habits, and any habits like teeth grinding or clenching that may put additional stress on the filling. During your routine exams, we will examine your dental restorations and make recommendations for when they need to be repaired or replaced.

Do dental fillings hurt?

Before a filling is placed, local anesthetic is always used to numb the tooth and the area around it to help the entire process feel as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Some patients may feel slight pressure or vibrations from the dental drill, but any discomfort is typically temporary and manageable. Post-treatment, patients may experience some sensitivity or mild discomfort, but this usually resolves within a few days. If you have any questions or concerns after you receive your filling, please feel free to contact us.

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