Tooth Fillings Preserve Your Smile’s Appearance
  • Enjoy the natural appearance of non-metal fillings
  • Chew & eat without pain again
  • Repair cavities & protect your oral health

Get Tooth Fillings in Elizabethtown That Don’t Distract From Your Smile

Brushing and flossing daily will reduce your risk of developing cavities. Making professional cleanings and exams part of your dental care routine also helps. Even so, most people develop tooth decay at one time or another. When this happens to you or someone in your family, don’t fret. Just visit us to get your tooth fillings in Elizabethtown, KY. This restorative service will:

  • Restore the appearance of your smile
  • Protect your teeth against more decay
  • End tooth sensitivity or pain
  • Allow you to bite and chew comfortably

Call Harvey and Nichols Family Dentistry at either location today at 270-491-3768 (Lakewood) or 270-200-6225 (Lincoln Trail) if suspect you have a cavity. You also can schedule a checkup to prevent or catch decay in the early stages.

Choose Composite Fillings That Revive Your Smile

Cavities may be the most common problem in dental care. Nearly one in four adults in the United States has an untreated cavity right now, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the course of a lifetime, 92 percent of people in the U.S. will experience tooth decay.

Fillings have been a staple of restorative dentistry for centuries, and modern fillings do important things for you and your oral health. With a filling, you are less likely to experience more decay in that tooth. You are able to eat normally again, and you can smile without worry.

In the past, silver fillings (made of a blend of metals called amalgam) were your only option to fill a cavity. With advances in dental materials, you can get composite fillings that are shaded to match the natural color of your teeth. Unless you say something, most people won’t realize that you have a filling at all.

Getting a filling is pretty easy, too. We follow these steps:

  • Numb the area with local anesthesia and offer you laughing gas, if you’d like
  • Remove decay from your tooth
  • Prepare your tooth for the composite resin
  • Place the material in your cavity
  • Shade and polish your filling so it matches your smile

Don’t let cavities steal your smile! Come to us for your tooth fillings in Elizabethtown, KY. Call either location today at 270-491-3768 (Lakewood) or 270-200-6225 (Lincoln Trail) or schedule online to make an appointment at Harvey and Nichols Family Dentistry.

Common Questions About Tooth Fillings

What are white tooth fillings made of?

White tooth fillings are made of composite resin, a blend of ceramic and plastic. Unlike amalgam fillings, which are made of a blend of metals, they can be matched to the color of your other teeth so they aren’t noticeable in your smile. They also cause fewer allergy issues than amalgam.

When do tooth fillings need to be replaced?

The life of fillings will vary, depending on their location and your oral hygiene, among other factors. A composite filling typically lasts from five to 10 years. No filling is designed to last a lifetime. You can maximize the life span of any filling by brushing and flossing every day and visiting us at least twice a year for professional cleanings.

Are tooth fillings painful?

At Harvey and Nichols Family Dentistry, tooth fillings are placed in the most comfortable way possible. Our team will make sure the area we’re working on is completely numb before we try to fill any teeth. You shouldn’t feel a thing except for a slight sensation of pressure. Plus, we’ll fully answer any questions you have before we get started. You also have the option of receiving dental sedation.

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