A cavity can impact the look of your smile and the function of affected teeth, which can lead to painful symptoms.
A dental filling can restore the integrity of a compromised tooth and relieve discomfort in a single appointment.
Why you shouldn’t wait to have a cavity filled…
Fillings are a reliable way to treat tooth decay
Dental Fillings halt tooth decay and prevent pain
Treatment is virtually painless and immediately beneficial.
Fillings can be placed in a single appointment lasting under one hour. In most cases, there is little to no downtime after treatment.
Tooth-colored fillings blend with your teeth.
Modern tooth-colored filling materials are more durable and beautiful than ever before. They blend so well with natural teeth that you’ll have a hard time seeing where the filling was placed.
Fillings can protect your smile from more
If left untreated, tooth decay can migrate from the outer tooth to the inner nerve, causing severe pain and major damage to the tooth. Timely treatment with dental fillings can prevent the need for more extensive procedures such as root canal therapy or even tooth los
What Sets Us Apart?
Compassionate Dentistry with High-Tech Equipment
*According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
When is a dental filling the right treatment?
A dental filling is best for cases of small to medium decay that has already made its way through the protective outer enamel. If a tooth has large decay that extends over one or more cusps (edges) of a tooth, a ceramic inlay or onlay might be better for long-term durability. Extensive damage usually requires a custom ceramic crown, which covers the entire top portion of a tooth for even greater strength and durability.
Treatment for cavities is simple, cost-effective and can prevent further damage and tooth pain. Avoiding treatment can cause more widespread decay, infection, and even tooth loss. Schedule an appointment today to protect the health of your smile.
Are Dental Fillings Harmful?
Dentists have placed silver fillings for many years, BUT ISN’T MERCURY DANGEROUS?
Not necessarily. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), millions of patients worldwide have received traditional amalgam fillings over the past 150 years. Clinical studies in both adults and children over six years of age have found no link between metal fillings and health complications.
However, if you are concerned about the dangers of mercury or are allergic to certain metals, your dentist can help you choose a more appropriate material for treatment.
How is a dental filling procedure done?
Dr. Streeter will assess your teeth using high- power magnification and radiographic images to detect and locate any cavities. Priority is given to larger cavities to prevent the decay from causing further loss of tooth structure and from reaching the nerve.
If necessary, dental anesthetic will be provided. Then all decay and damaged tooth structure is remove with our state-of-the-art laser. After removing the decay, the tooth is treated with a conditioner that cleans the surface and kills any remaining bacteria and a desensitizing agent. Then a bonding agent is placed into the tooth to adhere the filling.
Third Filling Placement
Finally, a modern tooth-colored filling material is pressed into the prepared area and sculpted to restore the original shape. It instantly hardens when cured with a special blue light. The filling is then adjusted to correct the bite and ensure proper flossing. The resulting filling is beautiful and ready to eat on. After the procedure patients sometimes experience minor sensitivity in the area that diminishes over a few days.
Pricing and Financing Information
Patients at our Colorado Springs office often have questions about the cost of treatment. Our team focuses on patient education and making sure they feel directly involved with the process.
Providing an Estimate
In order to provide an estimate, you will first need to meet with our team. The price varies based on the needs of the patient, the complexity of the case, and whether you combine procedures. As a purely cosmetic and elective treatment, veneers are not covered by insurance.
Discussing Your Concerns
We take time to discuss the pros and cons of the procedure, and suggest affordable alternatives when needed. Dental bonding, for example, offers a lower-cost solution in some cases. We are here to listen and to use our insight to help you.
Picking a Payment Option
Monthly payment plans can put the cost of cosmetic dentistry treatments within reach on any budget. We accept all major credit cards, offer patient financing through CareCredit® and GreenSky®, and provide in-house discount plans.