Smile Comfortably With Our Athens, AL Tooth Fillings

Like many people, chances are you will develop a cavity at some point in your life. If you need Athens tooth fillings, you can count on Dr. Fitts and the team at East Limestone Family Dental to provide you excellent care. From private patient rooms to dental sedation, you’re sure to feel comfortable here. Our composite fillings will:

  • Repair tooth decay without using any metal
  • Blend in naturally with the rest of your smile
  • Stop the pain of a cavity
  • Help you smile with more confidence
  • Protect your other teeth against damage

If you think you might need a tooth filled, call us today at 256-229-3416 to schedule an appointment.

Relax While We Fix Your Smile

At East Limestone Family Dental, there’s no reason to put off getting your tooth filled. Dr. Fitts has assembled an expert dental team that is dedicated to giving you the best treatment possible.

We’ll fill your tooth with a beautiful composite resin filling that contains no metal. For you, this means comfortable tooth repair without an unattractive silver filling standing out. You can talk, laugh, and eat confidently, knowing that your smile looks great.

Our team offers you several great patient amenities that you’re welcome to take advantage of:

  • Private patient care rooms to ensure your comfort
  • TVs in the operatories so you can focus on something other than your dental work
  • Soft pillows and cozy blankets that will help you feel right at home

In addition, if you’re especially nervous about getting a tooth filling, we can provide you with dental sedation in the form of laughing gas. This sedation method will give you a light, all-over feeling of euphoria and relieve any dental anxiety you have. Afterward, you’ll feel like yourself again in a matter of minutes, so you’ll be able to drive yourself home.

Tooth fillings in Athens will get your smile back into shape quickly. Call East Limestone Family Dental today at 256-229-3416 to schedule your appointment. You can also make an appointment online.

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.

What tooth fillings are safe?

While there is still disagreement over whether traditional amalgam (metal) fillings are any threat to dental patients’ health, we prefer to be cautious with our treatment. For this reason, we place only metal-free composite resin fillings made up of tiny glass and plastic particles. They look great and give our patients peace of mind about their health.

When do tooth fillings need to be replaced?

After your dentist places your new filling, you should expect it to last for several years without any problems. Composite fillings last an average of about five to seven years, although other factors do come into play, including which tooth has the filling and the types of foods you eat.