Dental Fillings An Overview

Dental fillings are the most conservative dental treatment option for repairing tooth decay or minor cosmetic damage. Dental fillings are used to stabilize the structure of a tooth that has been compromised and can prevent further deterioration of the oral health.

Oakton Dental center offers cosmetic white dental fillings and traditional amalgam fillings to fit the goals and budgets of a wide range of patients. White dental fillings are highly durable, metal-free, and can be matched to the teeth for a seamless appearance.

Cosmetic white dental fillings can be used to replace older amalgam fillings located in the “smile-zone.” Dr. Ahrabi can help patients restore the aesthetics of their smile using custom color matched white fillings that blend naturally with the teeth. White fillings can help patients feel more confident in their beautiful, natural looking smile.

Dental Cleanings What to Expect

Typically completed in just one visit to our Oakton, VA dentist office dental fillings are a routine dental procedure.  Using a local anesthetic, or NuCalm, patients will be made comfortable before their dental filling treatment.

The infected tooth will be cleared of decayed tissue. The tooth is then thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the filling. The filling material will be used to fill the space left by the decay. The filling material will be cured using a blue light. The result is a durable and natural looking restoration.

NuCalm for Dental Anxiety

For our patients who experience dental anxiety, we offer NuCalm. NuCalm is a drug-free alternative to sedation dentistry methods. Using a combination of science and relaxation methods, NuCalm helps send patients into a natural state of total relaxation. Our dental care team will discuss the benefits of NuCalm with patients before treatment.

Dental Fillings FAQs

Most patients experience little to no discomfort during their dental filling. Dr. Ahrabi offers NuCalm and other anesthetic options to help patients remain comfortable during treatment.

White cosmetic dental fillings are made from dental grade high-quality ceramic. They are designed to last for many years. With proper oral hygiene and routine visits to the dentist, dental fillings could last a lifetime.

The only to know what treatment you need to repair your tooth decay is to visit our Oakton, VA dentist office. Dr. Ahrabi offers comprehensive and personalized dental exams. Dental fillings are and ideal treatment for minor to moderate dental cavities. If the infection has spread to the pulp of the tooth, you may need a root canal or tooth extraction to restore your oral health.