Dental Fillings

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Painless Cavity Treatment

A dental filling is often the best way to treat a dental cavity. The specialists at Taly Dental will help keep you comfortable. With our advanced technology and anesthetic or sedation available, dental fillings can be virtually pain-free.

A cavity will never go away on its own. It’s best to have it treated early. If you live in San Diego, Schedule your appointment with Taly Dental.

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Do I Need Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings are a common solution to multiple types of dental concerns. Fillings replace areas of teeth that may have been worn down, broken, cracked, or removed because of misuse, accidents, or cavities. If you have cavities or any of those other concerns, you may need fillings. Different filling types work better for different places or levels of decay in the mouth. Our expert doctors can help you determine if this is the best treatment for your oral health and what type of fillings would best suit your circumstances. As experts in saving teeth, we much prefer offering treatments such as fillings and other advanced technological care as opposed to extracting teeth.

What are Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings are what they sound like: fillings for dental care, with various materials bonded together that are used to repair or restore problem areas in teeth. If you get a cavity removed, or have a tooth break or crack, you’ll have a space in your mouth that needs to be filled in. It is important to recognize that there are different types of fillings, but even the most durable fillings cannot last forever, and replacements may become necessary.

There are various types of fillings that we offer here at Taly Dental. The longest lasting and most expensive type of filling is a gold inlay. Silver-colored fillings, made of dental amalgam, are less expensive but still long-lasting, though they don’t look very natural. For the most natural look, tooth-colored composite resins are used. This choice, which is the most popular, costs more than amalgam and occasionally these resins are not covered by some insurance plans. If you want to know what your options are or what your coverage looks like, please reach out to us so that we can give you personalized advice and support for your individual situation. You can also learn more about our financial policies here: we accept Dental PPO insurances and offer flexible financing through Care Credit.

What is the Dental Filling Procedure Like?

The dental fillings procedure at Taly is designed to be as technologically advanced and patient-friendly as possible. You will first need to come in for a consultation where we determine what types of fillings you need and where. Each type of filling has a unique plan for streamlined procedural care. Multiple visits may be necessary. We’ll also follow up regularly with you and provide you an individualized care plan to ensure that your fillings work successfully after installation.

Though individual needs and different types of fillings will vary, in general, the procedure will take about an hour. Usually we will first need to take x-rays and talk the procedure through with you beforehand. Then, we will numb the surrounding area around the tooth, including gums and skin. If necessary, we will remove the decayed portion of the tooth; and then carefully install the filling in its place. You won’t have to worry about anything; our hardworking staff is specially trained to ensure your comfort.

Trust Taly to Fill Your Needs

At Taly, you never need a referral to schedule an appointment, so there’s no need to wait! We are welcoming both new patients and returning patients, and our goal is to minimize your wait time while ensuring you are as comfortable as possible. Whether you’ve been told you need a tooth extracted or you think you might have a cavity and need dental fillings, get in touch with us today.

Schedule an Appointment with Taly

Contact our specialists to request your dental fillings appointment.

Call 619-516-0018


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