Composite fillings, also referred to as tooth-colored fillings, are a natural way to fill cavities without the unsightly look of silver or gold that were used years ago. These fillings, offered by Redlands, CA dentist, Dr. Steve Tatevossian, mask tooth imperfections, such as broken, chipped, or cracked teeth. Composite fillings restore a tooth back to its health and natural look, and are evenly blended to match the rest of the patient's teeth. Dr. Tatevossian uses tooth colored fillings to address new dental concerns, as well as to replace old metal fillings that could potentially damage the tooth if left in place long-term.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Reviews
"Just got out of the dentist office. Man, it's been along time since I've had to get a filling. I was a little nervous scheduling an afternoon appointment, as my schedule is always so full. Within 3 minutes of arriving, I was taken back to my chair, offered personalized music and asked if I wanted anything to drink. For the filling, no pain, never felt a thing. In less than an hour, I am back at work again.Thank you Dr. T and staff for getting me in and out so quickly. You never disappoint!#patientforlife"- M.C. / Yelp / Jan 16, 2017
"Really appreciate Dr T staying way overtime to take care of cavity and crown work for elderly mom, plus keeping me apprised the whole time. She feels so much better!"- D.W. / Google / Aug 14, 2017
"Dr. T and his staff have always been wonderful to work with for both myself (parent) and children. Unfortunately, due to an insurance change I had to take my 5 yr. old to another dentist where I was told he needed to have 2 root canals and crowns in addition to 2 filings. A week of battling with insurance companies and the new dentist office led me right back to Dr. T! I got a same day appointment for my son and the wonderful news that he did NOT have any new cavities, and no root canals or crowns were needed. A simple fix of replacing a filing which had fallen out. Took all of 5 minuets. They literally saved me thousands of dollars and the heartache of what could potentially have been. Love Love Love this place!"- N.M. / Yelp / Sep 15, 2016
"Dr. T has been my dentist for over 15 years. He and his staff have always been extremely professional and caring. They make me feel very welcome and comfortable. I could never imagine going to another dentist. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and always do a fantastic job! I highly recommend King House Dental!"- R.G. / Yelp / May 03, 2017
Composite fillings are typically placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, Dr. Tatevossian will remove decay as necessary. The space will be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function. Typically, composite fillings can last at least 15 years if the patient practices good hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing.
In many cases, composite fillings are covered by dental insurance. The price varies among patients and depends on the number of teeth needing to be filled and the material being used for the filling. Patients should check with their insurance provider to determine if this procedure is covered fully or partially by their care plan.
Will They Last?
If the patient practices good oral hygiene with brushing, flossing and professional teeth cleanings, tooth-colored fillings typically last for 15 years or longer.
Special Care for Fillings?
Although there are no special care instructions for tooth-colored fillings, it is important for patients to practice good oral hygiene to maintain their filling, as well as prevent any further damage to the teeth. Patients are asked to brush and floss daily and schedule regular dental exams and cleanings.
Do I Have a Cavity?
We use advanced diagnostic tools, such as digital X-rays, to confirm a cavity in the tooth, but patients may consider scheduling an appointment to have their teeth checked if they experience a toothache, tooth sensitivity from hot or cold, or if they feel pain while chewing. Annual dental exams can make it easy for the dentist to detect problems, like cavities, as they develop.
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Our Redlands, CA office ensure help each patient their best dental care through excellent customer care and premier dental services. Cosmetic and general dentist, Dr. Tatevossian uses the latest technology to repair cavities, cracks, and other imperfections.