In the past, filling cavities consisted of metal fillings, which are very noticeable when compared to a patient’s natural teeth. With advances in dentistry, Scottsdale, AZ dentist, Dr. Rod Gore, offers all of his patients the choice of tooth-colored, or non-metal fillings. Not only do they have the same great benefits as traditional fillings, but they are more natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing. These fillings are matched to the natural color of the patient’s teeth and can be placed on front or back teeth in one office visit. Tooth-colored fillings are durable and provide good, long-term results. Dr. Gore can also remove metal fillings and replace them with tooth-colored fillings, if a patient chooses.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Reviews
"I produce TV commercials and while filming the President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, I asked if he knew anyone in Scottsdale that could fix a precarious chip in my front tooth. He told me Dr. Gore was the one for me, and he was 100% correct. My previous dentist wanted to file down my tooth...because it was going to be a hard patch. I just wanted to try, If it breaks, it breaks. Dr. Gore did a fabulous job with it! I, nor my wife can even tell there was ever a chip. Unreal! I'm crazy happy with with this office."- P.K. / Google / May 12, 2016
"Wonderful 1st appointment! Staff was great and my appointment schedule was honored. I look forward to additional visits."- C.T. / Google / May 26, 2016
"Fantastic service! Professional, high-tech, efficient service!"- K.C. / Yelp / Feb 01, 2016
"Dr Gore and his team are top notch! I have absolute confidence in their ability to provide the best dental care out there. They care for my entire family from 3 years and up. My children love visiting their office and actually get excited when I tell them they are going to the dentist! Five star service is provided from the moment you walk in the door and I highly recommend them."- M.M. / Facebook / Feb 01, 2016
"Best Scottsdale dentist is Dr. Rod Gore. I've experienced this many years and it's true each time I visit."- J.G. / Google / Feb 22, 2016
What to Expect
The dentist offers patients a one-of-a-kind experience when undergoing a filling procedure. Prior to the procedure, the patient’s tooth is photographed and measured to create a filling that is comfortable and matches the shade of their tooth. The filling, made of resin, is then bonded to the tooth. The procedure seeks to create a filling that perfectly fits your tooth and covers the entire area that needs protection. This procedure can cause minor pain and discomfort, so most patients will not be able to immediately return to their regular routines.
Following a filling procedure, the patient will need time, at least 1 – 3 hours, to allow their anesthesia to wear off before they can leave the office. Patients should be cautious in talking or chewing so they do not bite the inside of their mouth or tongue while the area is numb. The gums may also be tender or sore at the injection site, but this will subside in a day or so. The tooth or teeth will be sensitive to hot or cold liquids or food for a short time, this is normal and temporary. Should patients feel any extreme discomfort or unevenness in the tooth after the anesthesia has worn off, please call our office immediately. Patients should not expect to receive any medication or special instructions unless directed by the dentist during their consultation or after surgery.
Like other dental procedures, the cost of a tooth-colored filling is dependent upon the amount of work that needs to be done and the materials needed. The average cost for a filling typically ranges between $225 to $500 per tooth. Patients should contact their insurance company prior to visiting our office, to inquire if this procedure is covered within their policy. For those without insurance or looking to pay the cost out of pocket, payment options can be discussed during consultation.
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Our dental office would be honored to help you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming of. Our tooth-colored fillings help to maintain the overall beauty of your smile as well as ensuring that you can have comfort. Schedule an appointment to see if tooth-colored filling are the right treatment for you.