In need of dental fillings?
Dental fillings are a common treatment for cavities and tooth decay. Fillings are used to prevent minor decay from rapidly spreading bacteria into the tooth’s pulp, thus avoiding a root canal.
To treat a cavity we will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed.
Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding).
DO DENTISTRY is your #1 stop for dental fillings.
Types of dental fillings:
Made of composite resin, this filling is a great choice if you want a filling that is the same shade as your teeth. Tooth-colored composites chemically bond to the tooth for added strength.
This is a highly durable filling, often lasting a lifetime for some patients. Commonly referred to as “silver” fillings, dental amalgams are a long-used, trusted filling.
Dental Fillings Procedure
Fillings take no longer than an hour to complete. Composite resin fillings generally take a bit longer than other options, but they come with their own set of benefits. Local anesthesia is applied if necessary to numb the area so that you are comfortable throughout.
What Steps Are Involved in Filling a Tooth?
First, the dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth to be filled. Next, a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser will be used to remove the decayed area. The choice of instrument depends on the individual dentist’s comfort level, training, and investment in the particular piece of equipment as well as location and extent of the decay.
Next, your dentist will probe or test the area to determine if all the decay has been removed. Once the decay has been removed, the dentist will prepare the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. If the decay is near the root, your dentist may first put in a liner made of glass ionomer, composite resin, or other material to protect the nerve. Generally, after the filling is in, your dentist will finish and polish it.
Several additional steps are required for tooth-colored fillings and are as follows. After your dentist has removed the decay and cleaned the area, the tooth-colored material is applied in layers. Next, a special light that “cures” or hardens each layer is applied. When the multilayering process is completed, the dentist will shape the composite material to the desired result, trim off any excess material, and polish the final restoration.
DO DENTISTRY's Commitment to Your Health
Everyone deserves excellent dentistry with a warm, respectful human touch. At DO DENTISTRY, we believe that prevention and education is key to achieving great oral health. This is why we work with each and every patient to develop and establish a customized dental hygiene plan that incorporates dental exams, digital x-rays, and thorough dental cleanings. If any additional treatments or procedures are needed, we will always thoroughly explain your options and provide professional advice. We want to empower you to make the most informed decision for your well-being.
I got my teeth cleaning here by Dr. Do. She did a wonderful job explaining the procedure before hand. To my relief, she was very gentle during the cleaning. I did not feel any pain at all. I asked if Dr. Do could share before/after photos so I could see the difference and I was surprised at how great my teeth looked after. She is also great with kids! She checked my son's teeth after me and she made his first dental experience very enjoyable.
I have had nothing but positive experiences here. Dr. Stephanie made me feel comfortable and was very knowledgeable. There was zero wait time. I got multiple fillings, a root canal, and crown taken care of here. Sounds scary right. But actually, I didn't feel anything. THANK YOU DO DENTISTRY. I am a lifetime patient now!
Doctor Christine Do is awesome! Not only is she honest but her whole staff is amazing! They are very detailed and give you all options even if it doesn’t benefit them. I 100% recommend!
I had some pain before and couldn't bite down on my foods. I feel better now. Dr. Stephanie Do even checked up on me after my fillings. Everything went very smoothly at this place. I did not have to wait at all, and Helen took care of all my insurance benefits.
I was scared of seeing the dentist before. Now I am not. After going to Dr. Do’s dental office, The Dentists here are very patient explaining what the options are and the procedures for the treatment. So I have a full picture in mind and I don’t mind the dentist anymore. I felt no pain when my tooth was taken out and then implant was placed. I feel a lot better! I had everything taken care of efficiently at this office. One more thing I would like to mention is the follow up phone call for every treatment making sure I am Okay. I will recommend them to my family and friends!
Drs. Christine and Stephanie Do are excellent dentists who provide top of the line care to their patients. I made an appointment for teeth cleaning during COVID and felt completely safe during my visit. My temperature was taken as soon as I stepped inside and all the staff had masks on. The pens at the front desk to sign in were even separated and labeled that they were either "sanitized" or "used." These little details really make the difference during these times. Do Dentistry will take excellent care of you. I would highly recommend Drs. Christine and Stephanie Do to any friend or family member.
I scheduled my second visit at Do Dentistry during Covid. Do Dentistry was well prepared with proper PPE and hand sanitizer to make my stay as comfortable as possible during these uncertain times. My temperature was even taken at the door prior to entering. As far as the dental treatment goes, I did not feel any pain and the appointment was over before I knew it. I am lucky to have found Dr. Stephanie Do!
Been meaning to write this review for a while to show my appreciation as a patient. I used to always think dentists were usually old scary men, but was pleasantly surprised to meet Dr. Christine Do at my first visit. I've now been going to Dr. Do for a year now and have always had everything taken care of right away. Helen at the front desk is very nice and helpful for any insurance issues. I've come as a walk-in sometimes, and Dr. Do even took time out of her lunch hour to help me with my discomfort. I didn't feel any pain during the appointment, and I felt much better after. Thank you Dr. Do and staff!
Dr. Do is amazing! She was extremely gentle and knowledgeable. I was in town visiting friends when I accidentally chipped my front tooth. She thoroughly explained everything to me. I never had a dentist spend so much of there time answering my questions and making sure I understood what was going on. I haven't had many dental procedures but I am extremely dental phobic so I needed a lot of explanations. During the procedure she was so gentle, it really put me at ease. I am incredibly happy with the final filling on my front tooth, you can't even tell it's a filling. I love it!
Most comforting dental experience I've ever had! I never liked going to the dentist, but ever since I went to Do Dentistry, my fears were subsided. It's like finding the perfect barbershop. Once you find that perfect one, you don't want to go anywhere else. That's how I feel about Do Dentistry. The staff was very professional, attentive, and sincere. I've been to a dental office where the receptionist didn't even acknowledge you; you just sign-in and they'll call your name like the DMV. But the customer service here at Do Dentistry is incomparable.