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Composite Dental Filling San Diego

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White fillings $95–$225 at our dental office!

How much does a white filling cost in San Diego?

What is a composite filling?

  • Composite filling can be matched to your tooth color for a seamless, natural look.
  • Composite filling contains no mercury.
  • Composite filling bonds with your natural tooth structure.
  • Composite filling can be used on front or back teeth.
  • Composite filling is aesthetically pleasing.

How long do composite fillings last?

  • The size and location of the filling. Larger fillings or fillings in your molars may not last as long as smaller fillings closer to the front of your mouth.
  • Bruxism. Teeth clenching will cause your fillings to wear away faster.
  • Your diet. A healthy diet free of sugary and acidic foods will help maximize the longevity of your composite fillings.
  • Your oral hygiene. Failure to brush and floss daily can lead to new decay around your fillings so they require more frequent replacement.
  • The quality of your dental treatment. Although filling a cavity is a fairly simple process, it must be done thoroughly and with care and precision. A rushed or imprecise filling procedure can leave gaps that allow bacteria in, resulting in further decay and the need for filling replacement.

When do you need a tooth filling replacement?

  • Your filling is cracked – Bacteria can get inside the crack and cause further decay.
  • Your tooth hurts – Tooth sensitivity may be the sign of a cracked, or broken, or missing filling.
  • You feel pain when you drink cold beverages. When a cracked or broken filling no longer protects the nerve, the tooth can become sensitive to heat or cold.
  • Your old filling has changed color. Decay around the filling can cause it to change color. A larger filling may be needed.
  • Your filling has fallen out and the tooth is black inside. A missing filling can cause tooth decay and further problems. A black tooth is usually a sign of severe decay.
  • Your filling is old. When a filling gets old, the seal between it and the tooth can become compromised, allowing bacteria in and leading to decay.
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