Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings In Auburn & Lewiston, ME

Great Falls Dental Associates is proud to provide patients of all ages from the Greater Auburn-Lewiston area with dental fillings to repair cavities caused by tooth decay! Repairing cavities with dental fillings is essential to ensure that a tooth does not continue to decay, which could lead to inflammation, infections, and other oral health problems! Some telltale symptoms of a cavity include toothaches, tooth sensitivity to cold & hot foods, sharp pain while eating or drinking, stains on the surface of a tooth, and more. If you believe that you have one or more cavities in your teeth, please contact our team at Great Falls Dental Associates today to schedule an appointment for a consultation and dental filling! If you have any questions about the services we offer for cavities and other oral health problems, give us a call at (207) 784-4222!


Dental Filling Options

There are several different materials than can be used for dental fillings, including composite resin, porcelain, gold, and silver amalgam. The most common material that is used for dental fillings today is composite resin because they are relatively inexpensive, easy to mold, and closely match the color of natural teeth. Composite fillings typically last anywhere from 5 to 10 years. The next material that can be used for dental fillings is porcelain. Porcelain fillings are long lasting (15+ years) and stain resistant, but they are more expensive than their composite resin counterparts. Another dental filling material is gold, although they are much less common than they were in the past. Gold fillings have a unique look that some people like, but they are somewhat expensive and typically last from 10 to 15 years. Finally, silver amalgam fillings are less expensive than gold fillings but come with a higher risk of damaging the tooth, and are therefore not used as much as they were in years past.

The Dental Filling Process at Great Falls Dental Associates

Our team has decades of combined experience providing Auburn & Lewiston residents with dental fillings, making them a routine, painless process! When you come see us for a dental filling, the first step in the procedure will be cleaning out all the decay from the tooth with our specialized tools. Next, we’ll place the filling material in the cavity and mold it to match the shape of your natural tooth. This filling material will make an airtight seal on the tooth, ensuring that no food, water, or debris can get into the cavity and cause further decay! The dental filling process is as simple as that, and we’ll have you in and out of our office with a fresh, new filling in just one visit! If you have any questions about the dental filling process at Great Falls Dental Associates or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today by calling us at (207) 784-4222 or by filling out the contact form on our website!


Schedule An Appointment With Great Falls Dental Associates!

If you have any questions about dental fillings or would like to schedule an appointment at our office in Auburn, ME, please contact us today! Call our office at (207) 784-4222 or fill out the contact form on our website, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible!

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