What is a filling?

Cavities can play havoc with your teeth, including wrecking your tooth and making holes. A dental filling helps you get your damaged tooth back to its normal shape, cleaning the affected area of the cavity with a filling material. The decayed parts of the tooth are removed, and all areas in which bacteria could enter into the tooth and gum are closed.

What do we use as fillings?

We have different materials that are used for dental fillings, from gold to porcelain. Porcelain is one of the strongest materials you can find and blends in naturally with your enamel color. If the damage is not major, we may apply composite resin instead.

Which type of filling is best for me?

What type of filling is right for you depends on the type of repair needed. We also take into consideration whether you are allergic to certain materials during the process of dental filling. You need to understand that using silver for dental filling will make it more noticeable than, say, using porcelain. Composite resin has its benefits, though it doesn’t last as long as porcelain, and you might have to go for a dental filling again after three years. Costs are often a consideration too, and porcelain and gold fillings are the costliest.

What do you need to know?

When dental filling is a necessity, we need to inspect the damage to your tooth in detail. After an inspection of the damage, we may need to apply a cap or crown as well. If the tooth decay has affected your nerves, root canal therapy may be the best option. We will help you with your dental needs and will recommend any cosmetic dental services you might need during your checkup.

Contact us today

Fort Des Moines Dental Clinic will help you with all your dental filling needs for all Des Moines, Iowa residents. Contact us today at (515) 287-5400 or email mrlazar@qwestoffice.net to schedule an appointment.

Insurance Accepted

We file to all insurance companies but, we participate with the following: Delta Dental (Premier), Blue Dental, Cigna, Humana, United Concordia, Ameritas, Guardian, Principal, and Dentamax

Payment Types Accepted

  • MasterCard
  • VISA
  • Discover
  • CareCredit