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Sparks Tooth Fillings

When bacteria and tooth decay lead to cavities, repairing the damage is important to keep your teeth healthy and strong. At Absolute Dental in Sparks, NV, we offer quick and painless tooth fillings that clear away tooth decay and restore teeth for optimal functionality. Contact our team to learn more about dental fillings or to schedule an appointment today!

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What Is A Tooth Filling?

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A cavity can develop on the surface of your teeth when harmful bacteria and acid start to build up. These cavities are small holes in the tooth enamel that leave your tooth vulnerable to further damage, infections, and other dental issues.

A tooth filling is a restorative dental procedure that removes the decayed part of the tooth and fills the hole with a durable, natural-looking composite material. The dental filling strengthens the tooth and prevents bacteria from entering its sensitive inner layers, where an infection can develop.

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How Do I Know I Need A Tooth Filling?

During a routine dental appointment, your dentist may see tooth decay, cavities, or weakened parts of a tooth and recommend a tooth filling. However, you may notice common signs of cavities on your own, including:

  • Dark spots on your teeth
  • Holes or craters in your molars
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Pain when chewing

If you suspect you have a cavity, see your dentist right away. A tooth filling could reverse the damage and save you from bigger dental problems. If you wait too long, you risk infection, gum disease, or needing a root canal.

Do Tooth Fillings Hurt?

Our dental team will completely numb the affected area before a tooth filling, so you shouldn’t feel any pain while your dentist is working. Although it is common to feel a slight pinch as your dentist injects the anesthesia and some pressure during the procedure, patients typically do not experience discomfort.

If the thought of pain or sensitivity makes you uncomfortable, talk to our friendly team about your concerns. We’ll walk you through what to expect and how we ensure our patients are relaxed and pain-free when getting a dental filling.

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Absolute Dental is a preferred provider for most insurances, unions, and hotels that include: Aetna, Ameritas, Boon-Chapman, Caesars Palace, Cigna, Delta Dental, Diversified, Geha, Guardian, Harrah’s, HealthSCOPE Benefits, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Humana, Liberty, Met-Life, MGM-MIRAGE, Premier Access, The Standard, Station Casinos, Teachers Health Trust, United Concordia, United Healthcare, Venetian, and The Zenith. We also accept Medicaid.

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What Can I Expect During A Tooth Filling Procedure?

Dental fillings are a common procedure that our skilled Sparks dentists perform every day. With decades of experience and cutting-edge techniques, here’s what you can expect during your treatment:

1. Cleaning The Tooth

Your dentist will thoroughly clean the tooth by removing plaque and tartar buildup that caused the cavity.

2. Numbing The Area

We’ll carefully administer a local anesthetic to the area that will numb the tooth nerves and gums for a painless procedure.

3. Clearing The Decay And Bacteria

After the tooth is prepped and the anesthesia has numbed the area, your dentist will gently drill away the affected part of the tooth to remove tooth decay and bacteria.

4. Applying The Filling Material

A strong composite resin is the most common material used to restore a tooth during a dental filling. However, your dentist may also choose to place a temporary tooth filling if you need further treatments or time to let the tooth heal before applying a permanent filling.

5. Setting And Drying The Filling

Once your filling is placed and fitted, your dentist may use a special UV light to dry and harden the filling while you’re in the office.

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Dental Filling Faqs

If you had a deep filling, you might experience some minor sensitivity due to nerve irritation from the procedure. However, the discomfort should subside with time. Talk to your dentist if you have worsening pain, which could be a sign of an allergic reaction.

Depending on the type of filling you need and if you require other services at the same time, the cost will vary. In general, dental insurance will cover most of this cost. If you don’t have insurance, check out our Smile Saver Program for deep discounts on tooth fillings and other dental procedures!

Although your dentist will set your composite filling in the office, we often recommend waiting about an hour before eating. You could possibly injure your cheeks, gums, or tongue if the anesthesia hasn’t worn off yet.

Absolute Dental has several locations in northwest Nevada, including Reno and Sparks! Our trusted Sparks dentists offer quality dental treatments, including tooth fillings and other general dentistry services.

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Absolute Dental is the most trusted name in Nevada dentistry. Whether you need a tooth filling, pediatric care, cosmetic procedures, or braces in Sparks, we have special offers that make dental care easy and affordable. Contact us to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment today.


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