Skip to content
A Great Smile Can Change Your Life!
Dental Fillings

The key to preventing tooth decay & restoring oral health.

Expert Dental Fillings at My Family Dental Grosse Pointe

Dental fillings are extremely common. In fact, most adults in the US have had tooth decay that necessitated a dental filling. Fillings are essential for repairing teeth damaged by cavities, fractures, or wear. They don’t just restore the function and integrity of your teeth but protect against future dental problems by preventing further decay.

Despite how common they are, getting a filling can be stressful for many patients. The injection of local anesthetic, tooth drilling, bright lights, and strange tastes can all contribute to anxiety and discomfort. That’s why, at My Family Dental Grosse Pointe, we do everything possible to make the dental filling procedure as pain-free and comfortable as possible. We’ll listen to your concerns and walk you through what we’re doing every step of the way to ease your anxieties. Call us today for the compassionate dental care you’ve been looking for!

Common Signs You Need a Dental Filling

Recognizing the signs that you may need a dental filling is important for maintaining oral health and preventing tooth damage or decay from worsening. Here are some key indicators that you might need a tooth filled:

  • Persistent toothache or pain
  • Sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods
  • Pain when biting or chewing
  • Visible dark spots, holes, or pits on the teeth
  • Chips or cracks in a tooth
  • Unexplained staining or discoloration
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Rough or sharp edges on a tooth
  • Food frequently gets stuck in certain areas

Schedule an appointment with your dentist if you experience any of these symptoms. Early detection and treatment of cavities can prevent more serious dental problems. It’s also important to book regular check-ups with your dentist, who can identify early signs of decay or damage that require a filling.

Tooth Filling FAQS

Most adults will get one or more teeth filled in their life. Explore some of our most frequently asked questions about dental fillings below. If you don’t see your question answered here, call My Family Dental Grosse Pointe for a consultation.

It’s common to experience some sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods after getting a filling, but this usually subsides over time. If you notice your teeth are highly sensitive and the sensitivity doesn’t subside, book an appointment with your dentist, who can diagnose the problem and devise a solution.

Composite fillings are currently the most common. Composite fillings can closely match the existing tooth color, making them a suitable aesthetic choice for front teeth and other visible areas. Gold cast and silver amalgam fillings, which may last longer but are highly noticeable, are also available.

At My Family Dental Grosse Pointe, we offer various filling materials, each with its own advantages and drawbacks. Your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth.

Practice good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting us at My Family Dental Grosse Pointe every 6 months for check-ups and cleanings.

Protect Your Teeth With Fillings From My Family Dental Grosse Pointe

If you suspect you need a filling, don’t hesitate to contact My Family Dental Grosse Pointe today! We’re here to help you achieve a healthy, pain-free smile.

Schedule an Appointment

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Unlock your best smile! Schedule an appointment today!