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Tooth-Colored Fillings In Hamden, Connectic

Are you suffering from dental decay and looking for affordable tooth-colored fillings in Hamden, Connecticut? Look no further than the team at Dixwell Dental for excellent care.

What Is A Tooth-colored Filling?

A tooth-colored filling is a composite filling. It is used to repair decay and matches the natural color of your teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are an excellent alternative to traditional silver fillings that were once the only option to repair decay.

How Do I Know If I Need A Filling?

Your dentist will be able to identify a tooth that is damaged from decay and requires a filling during your general checkup. When decay is in the early stages, you will not experience any pain, meaning it can only be diagnosed by a dentist.

If you have not been to the dentist for a while but you are experiencing tooth pain, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. You may have dental decay that has advanced and requires treatment as soon as possible.

When Do I Need A Filling?

A filling is necessary if you have a tooth that has been damaged by decay. You cannot leave a tooth with a cavity in it for too long as the decay only gets worse, often damaging right down into the root of the tooth. At this point, a root canal will be required to repair the serious damage and clear the resulting infection.

Is It Painful To Get A Filling?

Dixwell Dental is committed to providing our patients with the highest possible level of care. Patient comfort is always one of our top priorities and we will do our best to ensure that you are comfortable and happy while you are getting your filling.

At the start of the procedure, you will be administered a local anesthetic into the gum surrounding the tooth to be filled. This will numb the area and stop you from feeling pain. You can expect to feel pressure as the decay is cleaned out, but you should not feel pain. If you feel pain or discomfort at any point, please alert your dentist immediately so that they can help you.

How Can I Care For My New Filling?

You can expect the effects of the local anesthesia to take a few hours to wear off completely. During this time, your mouth will feel numb, and you should take extra care when you are talking and eating not to accidentally bite any part of your mouth.

Looking after your filling is easy. Always brush your teeth a minimum of twice daily and floss at least once per day. Come and see us twice a year for your regular checkup. Maintaining excellent oral care routines will help to prevent further decay and catch any more damage early on.

For more information on tooth-colored fillings in Hamden, schedule an appointment with Dixwell Dental. Remember to inquire about our financing options, making it easier for you to afford the care you really need. You can reach us at (203) 404-7006.


  • Andrew S.

    Dr. Jagat Patel and Dr. Neal Patel are the best. Very professional and with great deal of experience. The staff is very friendly and you are treated like family. The office is neat and up to date and they are always willing to accommodate to you. I definitely recommend this practice.

  • Jonathan C.

    I recommend this place! The staff is always so polite and they make sure I have no doubts before leaving. They remind me of my appointments and they always go the extra mile to help whenever needed.

  • Dev P.

    Great service and care, I would recommend them to anyone! A family feel that truly transforms your dental experience into one filled with warmth and comfort.

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