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You should expect to be in our dentist’s office for about an hour. This gives you enough time to take x-rays if necessary, talk to you about the procedure and complete dental work. Before filling cavities, our Lauderhill dentist will numb your teeth, gums and surrounding skin to prevent and reduce discomfort during the procedure. Next, he or she will puncture the tooth decay and replace it with a filling. This process only takes a few minutes.
Once you are finished, your mouth will probably remain numb for a few more hours. There are no significant risks associated with filling cavities, but be sure to have our Dental Office contact information handy in case you have questions or complications.
The most common use of dental fillings is to fill a cavity in the tooth. But dental fillings can also be used to repair damage to teeth caused by teeth grinding (bruxism) or to replace part of a broken tooth.
Sometimes known as filled compounds or resins, these fillers have a combination of glass or quartz filler and can be matched to the color of your tooth. Composite fillings are also quite durable and are ideal for small to medium size restorations in areas of the mouth that perform moderate chewing.
General Questions about Dental Fillings
How long does it take to have a filling?
In general fillings are relatively simple, every filling is drilled and filled in about 15 minutes. The longest part of getting a cavity filled is waiting for the anesthesia to kick in. That can take 5 minutes or more, depending on the patient.
Do cavities go away after filling?
While a cavity won’t go away on its own, our dentists in Lauderhill can repair it with a filling. You can also prevent and even reverse tooth decay to keep cavities from forming.
How long does it take to get a composite filling?
Composite resin dental fillings can usually be completed in one appointment, lasting up to an hour or so depending on the extent of the cavity. Getting a composite resin dental filling takes up to 20 minutes longer than for a silver, or amalgam, filling.
How long do dental fillings last?
Do fillings really hurt?
How do you know if a filling is going bad?
- Watch for tooth sensitivity. If you have fillings that need replacement, you’ll likely feel it first. …
- Notice pressure when eating. In some cases, you may feel pressure when biting down on food. …
- Detect sharp or throbbing pain. …
- Acknowledge a constant toothache.
Do fillings fall out?
What is a filling made of?
How long do ceramic filling last?
How long are silver fillings supposed to last?
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Lauderhill home Of Dentistry
Our Lauderhill Dental Office is located on the corner of Commercial Blvd & Inverrary Blvd, between Bennett Auto Supply and Deja Vu Salon, in the Boulevard Shoppes II, Lauderhill Florida. Our dedicated dentists and team welcome patients from Tamarac, Sunrise, Plantation, Lauderdale Lakes, North Lauderdale and other surrounding communities.