4220 Sergeant Rd., Ste. 100, Sioux City IA 51106
Dona W. Prince, DDS

Fillings

A filling is used to repair a tooth affected by decay, cracks, fractures, and so forth.  We use the latest in laser technology to make this procedure as convenient as possible for you. In just one appointment, the decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed, cleaned, and filled. Fillings can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. There are further options aesthetically suited for use in the front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.

As with most dental restorations, fillings are not permanent and may someday need replacement. However, they often last for many years, and provide you with a fully restored smile.

Procedure

The procedure is usually completed in one appointment. Using laser technology, we avoid the necessity of numbing your teeth for the procedure, making the process as minimally invasive as possible. In preparing your tooth for the filling, the doctor will remove all decay, and thoroughly clean your tooth. After preparation, the composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished.

At the conclusion of your treatment, you will be given care instructions and advice from your doctor. It is normal to feel sensitivity to your filling when the treatment is first performed, but your doctor’s instructions will let you know how to manage any short-term sensitivity, and how to maintain restored oral health.

Related Services

Some of the other dental services that our dentist office provides are listed below:

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