Tooth-Colored Fillings in Fairfax, VA
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What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Dental cavities are created when bacteria attack your enamel. Previously, cavities were filled with an amalgam material, a mixture of metals, like mercury or silver. Now we know that these fillings do not bond fully with the teeth and the mercury may be hazardous to your health. At Contemporary Dentistry, our dental experts offer tooth-colored fillings made from a composite resin to fill cavities and protect the tooth. We can also take out metal fillings and apply tooth-colored fillings for a safer and more attractive treatment for cavities.
What To Expect with Tooth-Colored Fillings
Receiving a tooth-colored filling at Contemporary Dentistry is generally a simple procedure. The area surrounding the cavity will be numbed to help you feel more comfortable. Stronger sedation methods can be discussed for any fears or anxieties to keep you relaxed. After you're ready, the affected enamel can be treated using a unique dental drill that your dental provider will select based on the location of the cavity in the tooth and the level of decay. Once the enamel is removed and the tooth is cleaned, the cavity will be replaced with the composite resin material and hardened. We can also smooth the filling material so it feels comfortable and matches your natural teeth.
Contemporary Dentistry Reviews
I have been a patient of Contemporary Dentistry (Dr. Morales) for many years and my experience with his practice has been very positive (especially considering I do not enjoy dental work). He has always made me aware of options for treatment. Over the years, he has always reassured me during instances where I may need a filling, root canal, crown and most recently a dental implant. The staff at Contemporary Dentistry, including hygienist Amy and office personnel are very professional and considerate. Dr. Abril did the implant procedure and his expertise and followup care was especially appreciated. My experience with this practice is such that I have not explored other options for my dental care and consistently see them for my regular checkups. If there are any concerns between regular visits, all I have to do is phone the office and an appointment is available very quickly. I am very happy with the service I have receive from Contemporary Dentistry of Manassas and recommend them without reservation.
We found Dr. Morales after we switched insurance and it has been the best decision we have made. The kids love it and the staff is friendly.
best attention recommended 100%
Dr. Diego Morales is hands down the beat dentist in the area. Super gentle, and made my experience stress free. Thank you Dr. Morales for keeping my teeth healthy!
Family friendly! Great job making my child feel comfortable and answering all questions.
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A Natural-Looking Smile
Dental cavities may begin as a normal issue, but it's important to have them treated before they become a more expensive issue. At Contemporary Dentistry, tooth decay and cavities may be treated with tooth-colored fillings. Our expert team will ensure to match the shade of your teeth so you can have a seamless, healthy smile. If you think you or a family member have tooth decay, contact us in Fairfax, VA or Manassas, VA to schedule a dental exam with our dental team.
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Tooth-Colored Fillings FAQs
Are tooth-colored fillings covered by dental insurance?
Tooth-colored fillings are a common treatment for dental cavities that are typically covered partially by insurance. A team member will talk to your dental insurance company to determine your exact coverage so we can calculate your out-of-pocket costs. If you don't have insurance, our team can talk about the payments accepted by our office at your appointment, plus medical financing options.
Are tooth-colored fillings painful?
No. The vast majority of our patients do not feeling any pain or discomfort while receiving tooth-colored fillings. This is due, in large part, to our high-tech equipment and unmatched experience.
How much do tooth-colored fillings cost?
The overall price of tooth-colored fillings will vary from patient to patient depending on a number of factors. During your consultation, our team will listen to your concerns and assess your situation to create a custom treatment plan. At that point, we’ll be able to provide a more accurate cost estimate.