Dental Fillings Boise, ID

Dental Fillings An Overview

Dental fillings is one of the most commonly performed general dentistry procedures. Tooth decay is a common oral health concern amongst patients of all ages. The dental filling procedure is performed to repair damage caused by tooth decay. Dental fillings are typically performed in mild to moderate cases of tooth decay. For advanced cased of tooth damage, your dentist may suggest an inlay or onlay to restore a damaged tooth.

Routine dental exams can help Drs. Garpetti and Hyder catch early cases of tooth decay. When tooth decay is left untreated, it can cause severe damage to the teeth and gums. Tooth decay may eventually lead to tooth loss, gum disease, or infection. The goal is to prevent tooth decay or to treat it before it progresses into a more complex dental concern.

Visit Us For A Routine Dental Exam

As experienced family dentists, we recommend patients visit our Boise dental office every 6 months for a routine dental exam. If you have not visited the dentist in a while, visit our Boise dental office. We consider our dental office a safe space for patients to receive the dental care they need without judgment. We offer a full range of sedation options for patients with dental fear an anxiety. To schedule an appointment, call (208) 254-6365 or request an appointment online.

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Dental Fillings What to Expect

Typically, a routine dental filling can be completed in one visit to our Boise, ID dental office. The dental filling procedure is considered a minimally invasive treatment. Traditionally, a dentist will use a local anesthetic to ensure optimal comfort. Once numb, your dentist will remove decayed or damaged tissue. The tooth is cleaned and prepared for the placement of the dental filling material.

Once the filling is placed, your dentist uses a special light to cure the filling into place. The tooth is polished to reveal a natural shine.

Laser Dentistry For Dental Fillings

When applicable, we use the Solea dental laser as an alternative to the traditional dental filling procedure. Laser dentistry is a great option for young patients or patients with dental fear and anxiety.

With the Solea dental laser, your dentist can carefully remove decayed or damaged areas of the teeth to prepare it for filling. The Solea dental laser allows dentists to remove decayed tissues without pain, anesthesia, or a dental drill.

Once the tooth is prepared, a dental filling material is injected into the tooth. The material is shaped and sculpted and set using a special blue light.


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