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Dental Fillings Specialist

Hometown Family Dental Centers -  - Dentist

Hometown Family Dental Centers

Dentists located in Fayetteville, NC, Vass, NC & Raeford, NC

If you have a cavity, it's essential to get it filled right away. Hometown Family Dental Centers offers top-quality dental care, including cavity repair and fillings. The practice has locations in Fayetteville, Raeford, and Vass, North Carolina, and serves patients of all ages. No matter what your dental concerns, the experts at Hometown Family Dental Centers can provide the care you need. Taking care of your teeth is a vital part of protecting your health. Don't put off your next dental appointment. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Dental Fillings Q & A

What is a filling?

A cavity is a hole in your tooth that grows bigger over time. In its early stages, a cavity is usually not noticeable. But as it gets bigger, you may experience severe pain. It's important to get cavities fixed as soon as possible. Left untreated, a cavity can destroy your entire tooth.

A filling is a simple method for fixing a cavity. When you get a filling, your dentist removes the decayed part of your tooth and fills the hole with a durable material preventing future decay. A properly applied filling keeps your tooth healthy and strong.

What kinds of fillings are available?

At Hometown Family Dental Centers, you can receive composite or amalgam fillings.

Composite fillings

These fillings are made of a type of resin. They're designed to closely match the natural color of your teeth. Composite fillings provide the most natural appearance, but they may chip or wear over time.

Amalgam fillings

These fillings are made of silver. They’re very durable and long-lasting. But amalgam fillings are more notable than composite fillings. Amalgam fillings may not be the best option for patients who are looking for a discreet filling.

Each patient has unique needs and preferences for their fillings. Your dentist will help you choose the type of filling that's right for you.

How are fillings applied?

Most fillings are applied during a simple in-office procedure. A Hometown Family Dental Centers’ team member first numbs the area. Then your dentist drills the decayed area and cleans the tooth. Next, your provider prepares the filling and applies it to the tooth. The filling is then dried and sealed.

If the decay has spread throughout your tooth, you may need a crown or a root canal. Your dentist can help you review your options and choose a treatment to restore your teeth.

At Hometown Family Dental Centers, sedation is available for patients undergoing dental procedures. If you're nervous about your dental work, sedation can help make you more comfortable during your treatment.

Need to have a filling applied or replaced? Call Hometown Family Dental Centers today or schedule an appointment online.