Dental Fillings in Joplin, MO

Cavities are a common oral health issue that can affect anyone, even patients with stellar dental health. Having cavities treated as soon as they are discovered is essential for stopping their growth. In many cases, dental fillings are recommended to treat cavities. Placing a dental filling is generally quick and straightforward, allowing patients to resume daily activities with a healthy smile! To learn more or schedule your appointment for a tooth-colored filling, please contact us.

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Are dental fillings permanent?

Placing a dental filling is generally quick and straightforward. One of our dentists will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area. Once numb, our dentist will remove the decay, clear away debris, and rebuild the tooth with teeth-filling materials. Though dental fillings re-build the structure of a tooth, they are not considered permanent. Over time, they may wear down, chip, or develop decay around the edges. It is essential to attend regular dental check-ups to monitor the condition of fillings and address any issues promptly, ensuring their effectiveness and durability.

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Do dental fillings require anesthesia?

In most cases, dental fillings do not require anesthesia. For simple, routine fillings, dentists often use local anesthesia to numb the area and ensure a comfortable experience. At ADC Dental Group, our dentist assesses each case individually, considering the size and location of the filling and the patient’s comfort to determine whether anesthesia is needed. Sedation dentistry may also be an option to make the experience more enjoyable.

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Which tooth filling is best?

Out of the teeth-filling materials available, composite fillings have become a popular choice. Composite fillings provide many benefits, including an aesthetically pleasing look that blends seamlessly with the surrounding teeth and preserves more of the natural tooth structure. Before selecting your fling material, our dentist will consider your individual needs and recommend the most appropriate filling material for optimal functionality and aesthetics.

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