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Tooth-Colored Fillings (Resin or Porcelain Fillings) – Scottsdale, AZ*

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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 their patients 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 the 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.

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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.

Treatment Aftercare

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.

Anticipated Costs

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. 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 healthy, beautiful GOREgeous smile you desire. 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 fillings are the right treatment for you.

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