Composite (another name for white filling material) fillings are one of the most common and simple procedures performed in dentistry. Dental fillings are needed if you have a cavity in your tooth, or if we find caries (a fancy word for tooth decay) underneath the enamel of your tooth. We do our best here at Salt Lake City Dental Center to make filling appointments quick, easy, and painless. After the area being treated is numb, the procedure begins with Dr. Stoker cleaning out the area and removing any decay. Once all of the decay is removed, the composite filling material is placed in the tooth to replace the missing tooth structure. Dr. Stoker chooses a composite filling material that matches the color of your tooth and then he shapes the filling material to the correct size and contour of your teeth for the best possible final cosmetic result. Your new filling should look and feel great for years to come!
A single white dental filling takes around 15-30 minutes to complete. If several fillings are needed, the appointment may last up to an hour.
Insurance coverage varies depending on the insurance company and the plan that you have chosen. However, most of the time insurance does cover 70-90% of fillings after you have met your yearly deductible. To get a more precise estimate we would be happy contact your insurance company and get a list of your covered benefits.