Cavity Fillings and Sealants

Tooth decay and cavities are both common dental problems. Cavity fillings and sealants can restore teeth and prevent decay from worsening.

Cavity Fillings and Sealants in Denver, CO

Comprehensive Cavity Care and Prevention

At Smile Studio Dental, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy smile free from cavities. Whether you suspect you have a cavity or are interested in preventive measures to safeguard your oral health, our team is here to provide comprehensive care and guidance.

Identifying and Treating Cavities

If you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity, pain, or noticeable changes in your teeth, you may be dealing with a cavity. Our experienced dental professionals use advanced diagnostic techniques to detect cavities early, allowing prompt and effective treatment.

Cavity fillings are a common and straightforward procedure used to repair decayed teeth and restore their strength and function. We utilize high-quality materials and precision techniques to ensure durable and aesthetically pleasing results.

Preventing Cavities with Sealants

Prevention is key when it comes to maintaining a cavity-free smile. Dental sealants offer an effective way to protect vulnerable teeth, particularly molars and premolars, from decay.

Sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth to seal off deep grooves and fissures where bacteria and food particles can accumulate. This simple and painless procedure creates a barrier against cavity-causing factors, reducing the risk of decay and the need for future dental treatments.

Your Partner in Cavity Prevention and Treatment

Whether you require cavity treatment or preventive care, Smile Studio Dental is here to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Our team is dedicated to delivering personalized care tailored to your unique needs and concerns.

  • How long does it take to get a cavity filled?

    The time it takes to get a cavity filled can vary based on factors such as:

      • Size and location of the cavity
      • Type of filling material used
      • Dentist’s technique and efficiency

    A routine filling procedure typically takes between 20 minutes to an hour for one tooth. More extensive or complex cavities may require additional time. The process may take longer if multiple teeth need filling during the same appointment. Difficult-to-reach areas or complications during the procedure may also extend the time needed.

    If you have questions about getting a cavity filled, contact our office and we would be happy to provide you with an estimate based on your specific needs.

  • Does it hurt to get a cavity filled?

    The experience of filling a cavity can vary, but modern dental techniques and anesthesia help minimize discomfort. Before the procedure, your dentist will numb the area to prevent pain. You may feel pressure or vibration during the treatment, but you shouldn’t feel pain.

    Afterward, you may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

    If you have concerns about pain, please discuss them with us at your appointment. We’re here to make the experience as pain-free as possible.

  • How long do dental sealants last?

    Dental sealants typically last for several years, but their longevity can vary depending on factors such as oral hygiene habits, diet, and the quality of the sealant material. On average, dental sealants can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years or even longer with proper care. However, it’s essential to monitor the condition of the sealants regularly during dental check-ups to ensure they remain intact and effective in protecting the teeth against decay. If a sealant becomes worn down, chipped, or damaged, it may need to be repaired or replaced to maintain optimal protection. We can offer guidance on when it’s time to refresh or replace dental sealants based on your individual oral health needs.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about fillings and sealants or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss further.

Smile Studio Dental

8801 E Montview Blvd, STE 120
Denver, CO, 80238
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Directions

Smile Studio Dental – Denver is conveniently located at the corner of Central Park and Montview Boulevard next to Starbucks.

Hours

Monday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Phone

720-617-1499

Email Address

frontoffice@smilestudiodenver.com