Will A Filling Fix A Cavity In One Visit?

If you have a cavity, then you need treatment to avoid serious complications, from infections to tooth loss. Fortunately, we can use dental fillings to address most cavities in just one visit. How do we place fillings for our patients in Omaha, NE?

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Fillings

Question: How do I know if I have a cavity?

Answer: Patients that attend routine checkups and cleanings every six months often have decay discovered in the earliest stages, before they experience symptoms. Otherwise, people with cavities may encounter persistent toothaches or tooth sensitivity, especially when consuming hot or cold foods and drinks. If you have pain or sensitivity that doesn’t subside, then you should see us right away.

Question: How do you place a filling?

Answer: First, we need to remove all decay and then thoroughly clean the tooth. We then prepare the composite resin material and apply the material in multiple layers. As we cure the composite resin under a light, the dentist sculpts and molds the tooth. Finally, we polish the tooth for a more lifelike appearance.

Question: What’s the benefit of composite resin restorations?

Answer: First, they can be shaded to blend with the rest of your tooth. They also won’t change shape over time. Metal fillings may expand and contract over the years, leading to the onset of decay and a compromised tooth. Our metal-free fillings are also safe for people of all ages, as well as pregnant women and those with metal allergies.

Question: How do I prevent further cavities?

Answer: You can help prevent further decay by flossing your teeth every night before bed and brushing your teeth twice a day. You should have your teeth examined and cleaned twice a year and also cut back on sugary foods and drinks.

Does Your Tooth Need Restoration?

Our team can help repair your decayed tooth, often in just one visit. To find out more, schedule a consultation by calling Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402) 330-2243. We also serve the residents of Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, Millard, and all surrounding communities.