Lee Martin DMD

What is a tooth filling?

When a dentist needs to remove parts of a tooth that bacteria have rotted away, once the process begins, the bacteria dig deeper into the tooth, and left unchecked, can rot through the rot of your tooth. To prevent further damage, they perform a procedure to remove the bad part of the tooth.

To do this, the dentist will use a small drill. Once the dentist has removed all the decayed portions of the tooth, they add a filling. There are several types of fillings available. Silver amalgam is among the most commonly used. Garden City dentist, Lee J. Martin offers tooth-colored fillings as well.

Do Tooth Fillings Hurt?

Before the procedure begins, your dentist will either inject a local anesthetic or use an anesthetic gel that will numb the surrounding gums and jawbone. This will prevent you from feeling pain during the procedure.

How Much Do Tooth Fillings Cost?

If you have dental insurance, be sure to talk with your dentist to ensure that they can work with your provider. Insurance can be a tremendous help with covering the cost of your treatment. 

Without insurance, a tooth-colored filling typically costs between 90 and 250 dollars. The severity of the cavity and the amount of dental work required will affect the price.

Dentist in Garden City GA

Lee J. Martain and his team are proud to serve Garden City, Georgia, and its surrounding cities. Contact us today, and you can schedule an appointment to see how we can help.

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