While tooth decay is 100% preventable, most adults have had at least one cavity before age 20. A dental filling is a painless procedure that restores a tooth affected by tooth decay, removing carious tissue and filling it with a colored material similar to that of the tooth. The process of filling a cavity is virtually painless and has a short recovery time that allows patients to eat, talk and resume normal activity very quickly after the procedure.
Do I really need a filler?
Caries fillings are one of the most common and important dental procedures. Although a caries does not always produce pain or sensation, many patients will feel these symptoms indicating that a caries needs filling. Cavities vary in size and can be small and invisible to those who do not know how to recognize them or they can be so large that they are noticeable on an exam.
The dentist will diagnose a caries through a number of evaluations during a dental exam; after a visual inspection, oral examination and through the analysis of radiographs. Most insurance plans will cover at least a portion of the cost of filling a cavity and our Exclusive Discount Dental Plan can help those without insurance save up to 60% on a variety of dental services.
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