Professional Dental Fillings in Scottsdale, AZ
At S&C Dental, patients throughout Scottsdale, AZ and the surrounding areas can receive professional dental fillings. You can expect the best local dental care when you visit our dental office. We offer reliable dental care for patients of all ages. Our expert team includes a Doctor of Dental Medicine (Dr. Bri Stoterau, DMD) and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (Dr. David Ngo, DDS). Collectively, our doctors have treated thousands of patients over decades in the industry. When you visit us for a dental filling procedure, you can expect high-level care with the personal touch of family dentistry.
What is a Dental Filling?
A dental filling, also called a tooth filling, is used to treat a small cavity in a tooth. The decayed tooth tissue is removed, and the space is filled with a filling material.
What are the Types of Dental Fillings?
There are various types of dental fillings due to there being several dental filling materials available. Gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, and tooth-colored, plastic, and materials called composite resin fillings can all be used to fill a tooth that has suffered a small cavity. Depending on the extent of decay, a dentist from the professional team at S & C Dental can recommend the dental filling type that will be best for your unique needs. However, we commonly use and suggest composite fillings.
What Are Composite Fillings?
Composite fillings are non-permanent, tooth-colored fillings that closely resemble one’s natural teeth. They are made of resin and are less noticeable than other types of fillings. This filling type is both widely used and aesthetically suited for front tooth use, though it can also be used for the back teeth. Composite fillings are flexible, durable, and directly bond with the tooth’s surface. These fillings can help repair cracked or broken teeth while preserving more of one’s natural tooth. Composite fillings can be completed in a single appointment, ensuring a long-lasting, beautiful smile.
The Benefits of Composite Fillings
Composite fillings offer a wide range of benefits to patients. Whether one or multiple fillings are needed, composite fillings help ensure a long-lasting, beautiful, healthy smile. The benefits of composite fillings include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Practically invisible since they are color-matched to one’s natural teeth
- Can fill small-to-moderate cavities in front or back teeth
- Can bind well to enamel, making them unlikely to pop loose or loosen
- Versatile enough to fix superficial damage like cracks or chips
- Not affected by temperature and are not prone to expand or contract
- Less drilling is required than with other types of fillings
- A special light helps bond the filling quickly to the tooth
The Composite Filling Procedure
Throughout the cosmetic filling procedure, one of our highly-experienced dentists will be at your side. At the beginning of the procedure, a local anesthetic will be used to numb your gums, teeth, and surrounding area. We do this to help lessen discomfort and prevent pain. Next, any existing tooth decay will be removed with a drill. This may take several minutes and can cause slight pressure. From there, the composite filling will be molded to be the right shape and restore your tooth to its natural appearance. A special light will then be used to harden the various layers of the composite filling quickly.
Why Choose S&C Dental?
Not only do we offer a full range of dental services at S&C Dental, but we understand that visiting a new dentist can be intimidating, especially if you haven’t visited the dentist in some time. Our dental professionals have accrued vast experience over their careers, so they often have solutions for the most challenging dental situations. We strive to ensure life-changing dental results, a comfortable environment, and compassionate dental care to our valued patients. We offer premier dental care services, including family, cosmetic, and emergency dentistry. At S&C Dental, we put our patients first.
Contact S&C Dental for Fillings Today
You’ve come to the right place if you’re suffering from cracked tooth symptoms or general tooth pain. The professional team at S&C Dental is dedicated to patient care and comfort. We use state-of-the-art technology and products to ensure an exceptional patient experience. Additionally, all our dentists are highly educated and experienced. Whether you want elective cosmetic dentistry or need emergency dental services, our team is determined to deliver top-tier dental care. Contact us today to learn more about what the dental filling procedure entails or schedule an appointment.