Dental Fillings

New Horizon Institute

Getting access to great dental care isn't easy. That's why New Horizon Institute is doing our part to make sure people have access to quality and affordable services like dental fillings. We also provide several financing solutions you can access to cover your dental care costs. Check out our financing resources to explore your options.

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What Can I Do About A Cavity?

As of yet, there is no possible way to cure a cavity on your own at-home. Some medications like over-the-counter painkillers might help temporarily in helping you manage the pain, but if the cavity got to this stage, it’s important to book an appointment with a dentist right away. If left unchecked, cavities can even grow up until the point where you can lose the tooth.

How Do Fillings Work?

Some dental procedures, such as fillings, can cause anxiety for patients. However, the process is rather straightforward, and with our minimally-invasive techniques, you should not feel any major discomfort.

By removing the decayed enamel and sealing your tooth with dental resin or metal amalgam, fillings protect your tooth from further damage. This treatment halts the progression of the cavity, preventing it from getting larger and potentially causing a tooth infection. The filling helps protect the underlying tooth structure, and ensures that your tooth remains strong.

Fillings are a common procedure that last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, so you can get back to living your life with a smile.

Here’s a quick rundown of the fillings process:

  • Applying numbing agent to the gums and injecting a local anesthetic

  • Using a drill to remove the decayed area

  • Filling the hole left by the drilling process

  • Polishing the filling and adjust to ensure the bite feels natural

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What Types of Dental Fillings Are There?

We offer several types of fillings here at New Horizon Institute. each uniquely suited to treat your cavity. During the appointment, we can help you make the right decision!

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Composite ‘Tooth Colored’ Filling

Made of strong plastic and medical-grade particles, composite fillings can perfectly blend with your natural teeth, making them unnoticeable. This is especially beneficial if you need a filling in your front teeth.

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Amalgam "Silver Fillings"

Though called "silver," these fillings are actually made from a mixture of mercury, silver, copper, tin, and zinc. These fillings are durable and long lasting, making them a reliable option for many patients.

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Gold Fillings

Gold fillings are made from an alloy of gold, copper, and other metals. Though they are slightly more expensive, they are also the most durable type of filling.

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Glass Ionomer

Glass ionomer fillings are made of a type of flexible paste that can be used to form a very tight seal between the tooth exposed by the cavity and the rest of your mouth.

What Patients are Saying

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“Went in with a pretty nasty cavity, but Dr.Keber and her team were understanding and professional. My cavity was completely fixed fast, and without paying an arm and a leg for the process. Highly recommend!”

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FAQ

How Long Does a Dental Filling Last?

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Are Dental Fillings Painful?

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My Tooth Doesn’t Hurt. Why Do I Need a Filling?

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