Tooth Fillings Raleigh NC
- White Dental Fillings
- Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
- Dental Fillings FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Dental Fillings Reviews
White Dental Fillings
Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) create fillings that are not only beautiful (and unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new materials and bonding technologies.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations can contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!
The result is a beautiful smile!
Dental Fillings FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Call Raleigh Office Phone Number 919-781-8984 for an appointment!
- When do I know if I have a cavity?
- How does the dental team know that I have a cavity?
- What are the different treatments for cavities?
- What is the process for getting a filling?
- What happens after the filling?
When do I know if I have a cavity?
A lot of times you won’t know that you have a cavity! Sometimes a tooth can hurt when you have a cavity but more often you won’t realize it as either the cavity hasn’t gotten deep enough or the tooth has built a dentin barrier between the cavity and the pulp of the tooth.
How does the dental team know that I have a cavity?
We use a combination of our clinical exam using air, an explorer and transillumination as well as digital radiographs (X-rays) to get a comprehensive view of your mouth and teeth.
Once we’ve completed our exam, we can show you the cavities, either on the digital X-rays or by taking pictures of them with our intraoral cameras. As they say, A picture paints a thousand words. It is easy to explain cavities to you when you can see what we are talking about on the screen in front of you!
What are the different treatments for cavities?
Dr. King is a conservative dentist, therefore, depending on how bad the cavity is, he will utilize different treatments. If the cavity is more of a demineralized area in the mouth, we will often prescribe a high fluoride toothpaste to try to stop or re-mineralize the weakening area. If the cavity has gotten past the point of being re-mineralized, we will recommend getting a filling to stop the decay. Our fillings are tooth colored “composite” fillings but if a patient wants another material, we have other materials available.
What is the process for getting a filling?
Dr. King will get you numb with various agents and techniques that typically result in a painless injection. Once the tooth is numb, he conservatively removes the decay with a high-speed drill and water. Once the decay is removed, we will pick the shade for the filling and isolate the area to keep everything dry. Next, we clean and prepare the tooth for the filling material. Once the tooth is ready, the white composite filling material is placed is your tooth and carefully sculpted to replicate your old tooth but without the cavity! Lastly, your filling is adjusted to ensure your bite is correct and then polished smooth.
What happens after the filling?
Typically, we will recommend that you don’t eat on that tooth or at least be careful until the numbing has worn off. Rarely, for bigger fillings, there might be some brief sensitivity but due to our filling procedure, materials, and conservative nature, this is very unusual. After that, you can eat, drink and floss just as you normally would!
If you need a dental filling, please call our friendly team today!
Dental Fillings Reviews Raleigh
Red Oak Dentistry
Raleigh Dentist Review By Sam E
Dr. King is the best dentist in Raleigh!
- Sam E
Raleigh Dentist Review By Doug T
Great place for all your dental work.
- Doug T
Raleigh Dentist Review By James J
Red Oak is on the ball. Efficient and to the point. They also do a great job in relieving discomfort.
- James J
Raleigh Dentist Review By Thomas K
Friendly staff, very professional, and easy to set up appointments.
- Thomas K
Raleigh Dentist Review By Erin M
I was very pleased with my visit. It was my first filling and I felt comfortable and at ease the entire time.
- Erin M
Raleigh Dentist Review By Bill M
Been a patient for more than 25 years. My family also comes here. I like that they are progressive with tools and techniques. I don’t intend to go anywhere but Red Oak. Recommend this practice.
- Bill M
Raleigh Dentist Review By Sonya S
Dr. King does a fantastic job. He always takes time to answer any questions I may have. His staff are well trained and very friendly.
- Sonya S
Raleigh Dentist Review By Madeline W
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Raleigh Dentist Review By Suzanne H
Everyone is so friendly and gentle!
- Suzanne H
Raleigh Dentist Review By Mary M
Very friendly, professional,concerned for your comfort.
- Mary M
Raleigh Dentist Review By Matthew H
Friendly staff! Dr. King and his team make the process enjoyable and easy. Highly recommend.
- Matthew H
Raleigh Dentist Review By Gil J
Pleasant staff. Gentle procedure.
- Gil J
Raleigh Dentist Review By Kim B
Great practice. Friendly and great service. I highly recommend!
- Kim B
Raleigh Dentist Review By Jordyn H
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Raleigh Dentist Review By Chris W
Great practice with a fantastic staff!
- Chris W
Raleigh Dentist Review By Dylan T
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Raleigh Dentist Review By Michael B
Loved Jeanette and Michael
- Michael B
Raleigh Dentist Review By Meredith C
I enjoy my experience at Red Oak Dentistry- I feel comfortable and cared for. I especially appreciate the appointment text reminders!
- Meredith C
Raleigh Dentist Review By Al U
Been to several dentists in 73 years. Michael King has come out on top—competent, patient and a true friend to the patient. You won’t go wrong here. He is for real.
- Al U
Raleigh Dentist Review By Sarah S
I highly recommend this dentist. I always feel well cared for and have recommended this practice to many of my friends, including some who are fearful of dentists. They have reported very good experiences also, which is high praise.
- Sarah S