529 Brookside Ave. Redlands, CA 92373

Tooth-Colored Fillings (Composite Cavity Fillings) – Redlands, CA

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Overview

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. 

Treatment

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. 

PRICING

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.

Fillings FAQs

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.

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