Dental Fillings Q&A

Dental fillings are a great option for cleaning teeth and sealing out tooth decay. During the dental filling procedure, composite resin is used to fill teeth after they are cleaned. This resin material blends in with natural teeth and keeps infection out.

You can learn more about the dental fillings and the procedure below:

Dental Fillings FAQs

How long do dental fillings last?

With the proper dental care, dental fillings should last from five to ten years.

Are dental fillings painful?

Anesthetic is used during the dental filling procedure to numb the area. You may feel tooth sensitivity which wears away after a week or two.

How long does it take to receive a dental filling?

The dental filling procedure can take from twenty minutes to an hour depending on how many teeth are receiving a dental filling.

Can you eat or drink after the dental filling procedure?

When resin is used for a dental filling, patients are able to eat and drink after the procedure because the resin hardens immediately.

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Do you need a dental filling? Call West Annapolis Family Dentistry at (410) 216-4199. You can also schedule an appointment with our professionals online here.


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Annapolis MD, 21401

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