Amherst Dentist Providing Cavity Filling Throughout Western New York
Do you have tooth decay, oral pain, or swelling? If so, you may require a cavity filling to help seal your tooth and relieve your pain. It’s important not to put off necessary dental treatment as the longer you wait, the more you increase the chance of infection setting in. If you think you may require a cavity filling, we would be happy to see you at our office for a free consultation to help get to the root of your problem. In the meantime, here are a few things you should know about cavities before you call our office to schedule your appointment.
How are cavities filled?
Cavity fillings vary according to the size of the cavity. If you have a large cavity, we will administer local anesthesia, drill out the cavity, place a dentine bonding agent in the space, insert the white filling, and harden the filling with light. This procedure is typically smooth and simple. The cost of a cavity filling depends on how many surfaces of the tooth it covers. Generally, the cost ranges from $100 to $200 at our office. Most times, dental insurance will cover a portion or all of the treatment. If you have questions about your coverage, we would be happy to answer them for you. Contact us today.
How long does a cavity filling last?
Cavity fillings will last for quite some time. The material used in fillings is strong and once it has been bonded to a tooth, the filling will remain in place for years. The exact length of time that a filling will last depends mostly on its location on the tooth. If the filling is at the gum line or the very edge of a tooth, it might not last as long as it would if it were on a flat surface.
Will I be in pain after a cavity filling?
Once a dental treatment for a cavity filling is completed, there is usually no pain. If the cavity was deep and near a nerve, there is a chance that the nerve could react, and you may have pain afterwards. If the pain persists, you should notify your dentist as soon as you can. We may provide you with medication to help ease the pain if this occurs.
What types of cavity fillings are available?
An indirect filling is when a dentist takes an impression of a tooth, the filling is cast, and the filling is then cemented into the tooth. There are temporary fillings, but “temporary” is the operative word. These cavity fillings are recommended only for when you are waiting on a more permanent option to be installed at a later point.
Are you looking for an Amherst dentist to perform a cavity filling? Please call our office today to arrange a free consultation with Dr. Douglas Hamill. With over 20 years of experience, he can help put a smile back on your face!
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