Food and beverages consumed leave behind a substance known as plaque on the teeth. Without regular brushing and flossing, plaque can eat through the tooth's enamel, resulting in tooth decay.
Tooth decay, also referred to as a cavity, can make activities like smiling or eating difficult, as it affects the nerve. If you're experiencing lingering tooth pain or were told you need a filling at your last appointment, Dr. Bailey and our caring team provide dental fillings for cavities to restore your smile!
What types of dental filling are available?
Restorative dental fillings are a simple and effective treatment for teeth damaged by decay. When dental fillings for cavities are used, Dr. Bailey removes the decayed tissue from your tooth and fills the space with a filling material. Dental filling materials include composite resin, dental amalgam, and gold filling. When you visit North River Dental Care, Dr. Bailey will discuss your options for material and may suggest composite resin, which results in natural-looking tooth-colored fillings.
Are dental fillings expensive?
The price of dental fillings will depend on the material used. If you were told you need a dental filling, it's important to not delay dental work due to cost as infection can spread, resulting in more costly dental work. At North River Dental Care, we strive to offer affordable dental fillings for patients. Our financial coordinator will work with you to find a financing option that best fits your budget!
How can I tell if I need a dental filling?
If you frequently eat or drink foods with sugar and starches or provide poor oral hygiene care, you may be at risk of developing cavities. In most cases, symptoms like severe toothache, sensitivity to specific food and drink temperature, or pressure can alert you to a dental problem. Tooth decay does not always show signs in its early stages, which is why routine dental exams and cleanings with Dr. Bailey and our team are encouraged!