Fillings  Charlotte, NC

Expert Dental Fillings at Scott A. Young DDS

At Scott A. Young DDS in Charlotte, NC, we specialize in providing high-quality dental fillings to restore your teeth and protect your oral health. Utilizing the latest materials and techniques, we ensure your fillings are both durable and aesthetically pleasing,
blending seamlessly with your natural teeth.

Dental fillings are a common and effective treatment for repairing teeth that have been affected by decay or damage. By removing the decayed material and filling the cavity, Dr. Young can prevent further damage and restore the tooth’s structure and function.

Why Choose Us for Your Dental Fillings?

  • Advanced Materials: We use the latest composite materials for fillings that match the color of your natural teeth, providing a more natural look than traditional amalgam fillings.
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques: Our approach focuses on conserving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, ensuring a healthier outcome for your tooth.
  • Personalized Care: Every patient’s situation is unique, and we tailor our filling treatments to meet your specific needs, ensuring the best possible results.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Fillings

Q: How do I know if I need a filling?
A: Signs you may need a filling include tooth sensitivity, a visible hole or crack in your tooth, pain when biting down, or a previous filling that has been damaged. However, some cavities may not present noticeable symptoms until they’re more advanced, making regular dental check-ups critical.
Q: What are dental fillings made of?
A: We primarily use composite resin for fillings, a durable material that can be closely matched to the shade of your natural teeth. This offers a more aesthetically pleasing result compared to traditional silver amalgam fillings.
Q: Is getting a filling painful?
A: No, the process is not painful. Local anesthesia is used to completely numb the area around the tooth being treated, ensuring you feel no discomfort during the procedure.
Q: How long does a dental filling procedure take?
A: Most filling procedures can be completed in just one visit, typically lasting under an hour. The length of your visit may vary depending on the size and location of the cavity being filled.
Q: How do I care for my teeth after getting a filling?
A: After a filling, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and continuing with regular dental check-ups and cleanings. Avoiding excessively hard or sticky foods immediately after your procedure can also help ensure the longevity of your filling.
Q: How long do dental fillings last?
A: The lifespan of a dental filling can vary based on the material used, the size of the filling, and your oral hygiene habits. Composite fillings typically last between 5 to 10 years, but with proper care, they can last even longer.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you suspect you need a filling or it’s time for your regular dental check-up, contact Scott A. Young DDS in Charlotte, NC. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Call us at (209) 606-8855 or visit our website to schedule your appointment.

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