Tooth Fillings & Sealants

At Sladky Dental, we provide top-quality tooth fillings and dental sealants to protect and restore your smile. Our advanced cavity fillings, including white tooth fillings, and preventive sealants ensure your teeth stay healthy and free from decay.

Tooth Fillings and Sealants

At Sladky Dental, we offer top-quality tooth fillings and dental sealants to help protect and restore your smile. Tooth fillings are essential treatments used to repair cavities and restore the function and appearance of damaged teeth. Our expert team uses advanced materials for cavity fillings, including white tooth fillings, which blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Dental sealants provide an extra layer of protection, preventing decay in hard-to-reach areas, particularly in children’s molars. Treating cavities promptly is crucial to avoid further decay, tooth sensitivity, and potential tooth loss. If you experience sensitive teeth after a filling, our skilled dentists can provide solutions to ensure your comfort. Trust Sladky Dental for all your tooth cavity filling needs and enjoy a healthier, brighter smile.

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  • How do cavity fillings work?

    Cavity fillings work by removing the decayed portion of your tooth and filling the area with a durable material to restore its shape and function. The process begins with our dentist numbing the affected area to ensure your comfort. Next, the decayed part of the tooth is carefully removed, and the cavity is cleaned to prevent any further decay. Once the tooth is prepared, the filling material, such as composite resin for a white tooth filling, is applied in layers. Each layer is hardened with a special light. Finally, the filling is shaped and polished to match the natural contours of your tooth, ensuring a smooth and comfortable bite. This process not only restores the tooth’s structure but also prevents further decay and sensitivity.

  • What types of filling materials are available?

    At Sladky Dental, we offer a variety of filling materials to suit your dental needs. The most common types include composite resin, amalgam, gold, and porcelain. Composite resin, often referred to as white tooth filling, is popular for its natural appearance and ability to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth. Amalgam fillings, known for their durability, are made from a combination of metals, including silver, mercury, and tin. Gold fillings are highly durable and long-lasting, though they are more noticeable and often more expensive. Porcelain fillings, also known as inlays or onlays, provide a strong, tooth-colored option that resists staining. Our dentists will help you choose the best material based on your specific needs and preferences.

  • Should I have tooth sensitivity after a filling?

    It’s common to experience some tooth sensitivity after a filling. This sensitivity usually occurs when consuming hot or cold foods and drinks and should subside within a few days to a couple of weeks. The sensitivity is often due to the irritation of the tooth’s nerve during the filling procedure. If your sensitivity persists beyond a few weeks or becomes severe, it’s important to contact Sladky Dental. Our team will assess your situation and provide the necessary care to ensure your comfort and oral health.

  • How long does a dental sealant last?

    Dental sealants can last for several years, typically ranging from 5 to 10 years, with proper care and maintenance. However, the longevity of a dental sealant can vary depending on factors such as your oral hygiene habits, diet, and the natural wear and tear from chewing. Regular dental check-ups are essential to monitor the condition of the sealants and ensure they remain intact. If any sealant shows signs of wear or damage, your dentist at Sladky Dental can quickly and easily reapply it, ensuring continued protection against cavities and decay.

  • Who qualifies for dental sealants?

    Dental sealants are an excellent preventive measure suitable for a wide range of patients, but they are particularly beneficial for children and teenagers. Typically, kids between the ages of 6 and 14, who are most prone to cavities, are ideal candidates. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants. Sealants are especially recommended for patients who have deep grooves and fissures in their teeth, as these areas are more susceptible to decay. Regular dental check-ups will help determine if sealants are a good option for you or your child, providing an added layer of protection against cavities and promoting long-term oral health.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about fillings and sealants, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Sladky Family Dental

500 W. Silver Spring Dr., Suite K275
Glendale, Wisconsin 53217
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Hours

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: Closed

Phone

414-332-5450

Email Address

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