All Family Dental - Oakdale

Composite Fillings in Oakdale

Seamless Smiles: Restore Teeth with Long-Lasting Composite Fillings"
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Restore the Natural Look and Sensation of Your Teeth

In our dental office, dental fillings are the most frequently performed procedure. They serve to repair and restore the tooth, while also providing protection against painful decay or infection that could necessitate more extensive dental work. To ensure optimal results, we utilize composite resin fillings that are carefully colour-matched to your natural tooth shade. Unlike traditional amalgam (metal) fillings, these tooth-coloured composite resin fillings form a strong bond with the tooth surface and are capable of filling smaller spaces, reducing the need for excessive drilling.

Why Are Fillings So Important?

For many, the idea of getting a filling can be burdensome. You might be tempted to delay it or question its necessity, particularly if your tooth isn’t causing any immediate discomfort. However, we highly advise you to promptly address your cavities, and here’s why:

  • Stop cavities from getting bigger.
  • Prevent painful infections or abscesses.
  • Cavities weaken your tooth. Fillings restore strength and durability.
  • They save you money in the long run.
  • Reduce sensitivity too hot and cold.
  • Preserve your natural smile for as long as possible.

How is a cavity filled?

Gentle Freezing

Before we begin, we will take the time to carefully numb your gums so we can gently freeze the area. People often feel anxious about this step. Freezing will numb your teeth and surrounding area so you barely feel a thing during the procedure.

Filling the Tooth

After we confirm that you’re comfortably frozen, your tooth is carefully cleaned and prepped. An adhesive gel is placed on the affected tooth over which a composite resin (white filling material) will be moulded and sculpted to match your contours or bite.

Curing the Composite

The composite resin material used to fill or bond your tooth is quickly cured and hardened with a special LED light. The doctor will carefully examine your finished tooth and make any required finishing touches before giving it a final polish.

The Cost Of A Filling In Oakdale

When we determine the actual cost of your treatment we refer to a few important factors:

  • Your current oral health.
  • How many fillings you need.
  • Where the cavity is located in your mouth.
  • Whether or not any new x-rays are required.
  • The amount of time required by the dental team to meet your specific needs.
  • The equipment and supplies that will be needed to serve all your needs.

Filling cavities promptly is very important to us, as fillings are so effective at preventing more invasive treatments, preventing serious dental pain and keeping you as happy and healthy as possible.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

By maintaining a regular routine of daily brushing and flossing, along with scheduling regular cleanings and checkups, you can expect your fillings to last for more than ten years.

While there are over-the-counter products designed to provide temporary relief for cavities or minor tooth damage until a dental visit is possible, it’s important to note that these solutions are not permanent and cannot replace professional fillings. Cavities represent permanent tooth damage that necessitates cleaning, preparation, and filling by a qualified dental professional. Allowing dental decay to progress without treatment poses significant risks. Untreated cavities can result in tooth loss and potentially lead to tooth abscesses.

If you are experiencing intense pain that interferes with your ability to eat or sleep, we consider it a dental emergency and encourage you to contact us immediately. We can provide guidance over the phone and arrange to see you as soon as possible. To temporarily alleviate toothache, you can apply a cold compress to the affected area on your face. Taking a pain reliever like acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) or ibuprofen (e.g., Advil) may also help take the edge off the pain. It is essential to follow your doctor’s advice and carefully read the instructions on the medication bottle when taking any medication. It is helpful to keep a record of the medication, dosage, and time taken so that you can provide us with accurate information when you visit our office.

Fillings used to be done with an alloy called ‘dental amalgam’ and had many nicknames such as “silver” and “mercury” fillings. While there is plenty of debate over the safety of amalgam fillings, according to the American Dental Association, scientific studies have not verified that dental amalgam is causing illness in the general population. So if you currently have silver fillings, don’t fear!

Google Verified Patient Reviews

Samantha Kae
7 months ago
My husband had a great experience here. He has been to many dental offices and has always had pain during the procedure. Thanks to Dr. Anderson and Shayla he felt nothing at all through both an extraction and a root canal. Our family would very much recommend these guys and will always be receiving our dental work here!
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Joni H
1 year ago
Our family made the switch to All Family Dental when the dental office that we had been going to for over 20 years said that the next available appointment was 10 months away! Actually, they did us a favor because we couldn’t be happier with All Family Dental. Not only are they very accommodating with appointment times, but the entire staff is personable and technically top notch!
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Joan Berg
1 year ago
I am truly afraid of the dentist but this place is so nice and accommodating. They made me feel very comfortable. I especially like Dr Timm, Ashley and Laura. They all work well with each other and truly want the patient to be as comfortable as possible. I still don’t like going to the dentist but they make my visit bearable for me and I really appreciate what they do Update saw Dr Anderson and Sara today. Awesome job. They took their time and treated me well. Even hit an ankle bracelet. Thanks Sara. Come see them, great work and great personalities
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Bryan Foss
1 year ago
Dr. Kevin and his assistant Sara were absolutely fantastic. I have never had the personable service and feeling like my best interests were the most important. I have found my forever dentist. I will definitely be sending people I care about there!
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Dr Anderson, Dr Tim and the staff Shayla, Marlena, Mary, Tara, Melanie, are VERY professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. I’ve been coming here for a year now and every time I come in they know me by name - very impressive. That’s the high level of attention to detail they provide. Walking into All Family Dental gives me a friendly feeling of warmth, comfort, and confidence that I am right were I want to be for my dental work. I would recommend All Family Dental to any and all of my friends and family. I consider myself very fortunate that I found such a solid dental practice with such wonderful people. You will too!
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Samantha Kae
7 months ago
My husband had a great experience here. He has been to many dental offices and has always had pain during the procedure. Thanks to Dr. Anderson and Shayla he felt nothing at all through both an extraction and a root canal. Our family would very much recommend these guys and will always be receiving our dental work here!
More
Joni H
1 year ago
Our family made the switch to All Family Dental when the dental office that we had been going to for over 20 years said that the next available appointment was 10 months away! Actually, they did us a favor because we couldn’t be happier with All Family Dental. Not only are they very accommodating with appointment times, but the entire staff is personable and technically top notch!
More
Joan Berg
1 year ago
I am truly afraid of the dentist but this place is so nice and accommodating. They made me feel very comfortable. I especially like Dr Timm, Ashley and Laura. They all work well with each other and truly want the patient to be as comfortable as possible. I still don’t like going to the dentist but they make my visit bearable for me and I really appreciate what they do Update saw Dr Anderson and Sara today. Awesome job. They took their time and treated me well. Even hit an ankle bracelet. Thanks Sara. Come see them, great work and great personalities
More
Bryan Foss
1 year ago
Dr. Kevin and his assistant Sara were absolutely fantastic. I have never had the personable service and feeling like my best interests were the most important. I have found my forever dentist. I will definitely be sending people I care about there!
More
Dr Anderson, Dr Tim and the staff Shayla, Marlena, Mary, Tara, Melanie, are VERY professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. I’ve been coming here for a year now and every time I come in they know me by name - very impressive. That’s the high level of attention to detail they provide. Walking into All Family Dental gives me a friendly feeling of warmth, comfort, and confidence that I am right were I want to be for my dental work. I would recommend All Family Dental to any and all of my friends and family. I consider myself very fortunate that I found such a solid dental practice with such wonderful people. You will too!
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