Benton & Nelson DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Tooth-Colored Fillings

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You can find answers to some common questions below. Feel free to call us at (336) 760-1277 if you have a question that isn't listed here!

Tooth-Colored Fillings

We only use the most esthetic filling materials. 

If you need a filling to fix a cavity, then our skilled doctors will match your tooth with the proper shade of composite (tooth-colored) filling material. With the modern and high-quality tooth-colored filling materials that we use, our fillings are almost unnoticeable.

Please visit our page on tooth-colored fillings to learn more! 

The fee for a dental filling ranges from $171-$343 depending on how many tooth surfaces the filling will replace.  

We have the most effective, pain-free, and up-to-date numbing techniques. 

During any treatment, Drs. Nelson and Benton pride themselves on using state-of-the-art techniques to deliver painless numbing. We utilize the latest and most effective techniques for anesthesia. 

Calming nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available. 

For patients with anxiety, nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” will help eliminate nervousness and promote a more calm, tranquil state of mind. 

We offer stress-free sedation dentistry

Dr. Nelson is one of the only general dentists in the Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad area who is trained and licensed in all forms of sedation dentistry. Patients are always given the option to choose dental sedation during their procedures to guarantee a stress-free experience. In fact, most patients say that going to the dentist was never easier and that they have no memory of the procedure at all!

Preparing the tooth for the filling

Once the decay is removed, Dr. Benton and Dr. Nelson prepare the tooth with a special kind of glue that seals the filling material to the tooth. This creates a seamless transition from tooth to filling material which prevents leakage and staining. 

Placing the Tooth-Colored Filling Material

The composite material can be shaped and adapted to fill in the exact contour of the natural tooth. These high-quality materials come in many different shades to match the exact color of your tooth. This allows you to smile and chew with confidence.

As Good as New

A completed tooth-colored restoration will have the same look, feel and function as the original natural tooth. It is the most conservative and natural method to keep your teeth healthy for the rest of your life.

Your dentist may recommend a filling to fix a cavity, chip, or discoloration on your tooth

Dental decay: 

A tooth can decay due to many reasons. Dental decay is caused by bacteria that soften and weakens the tooth structure and can even create holes in teeth. Dental decay can be painlessly removed, and the missing tooth structure can be replaced with a tooth-colored filling. 

Chipped or missing tooth structure: 

If your teeth have been chipped, a tooth-colored filling can be placed to replace missing tooth structure. 

An old filling that has gone bad: 

With time, your existing fillings can chip, crack, or even have cavities form beneath them. Your dentist will examine your existing fillings and can replace them with new ones if indicated. 

We only use the best materials for our patients. Drs. Benton and Nelson use the top materials available to restore the shape, function, and color of teeth.

Call us at (336) 760-1277 to schedule your next appointment.
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