Dousman Dental Office Hours

Mon – Thurs: 7:00a – 6:00p

Friday: 7:00a – 2:00p

Sat – Sun: Closed

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Dental Fillings Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

A properly filled cavity can prevent further and more costly procedures later on. Your dental filling procedure will begin with one of our experienced dentists applying local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, the decayed are will be removed and the space will be cleaned for the filling. Finally, your dentist will finish and polish the filling for a comfortable fit.

Dousman Dentistry offers fillings that can match your tooth color.

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Best dentist for fillings in Dousman, Delafield & Hartland, WI

Fillings for Cavity Restoration & Prevention

Causes of Cavities

Cavity fillings, best dentist in Dousman, WI Sometimes there may be no symptoms or pain when a cavity is discovered. The earlier a cavity is filled the less damage is done to your oral health. Causes of cavities include bacteria, snacking, sugary drinks, and poor oral hygiene.

In addition to dental fillings, there are other types of treatment, like fluoride, crowns, and in severe cases root canals or tooth removal.

Cavity Symptoms

A cavity is an area of permanent damage within the hard surface of your teeth. Not cleaning your teeth well enough can lead to cavity symptoms, including:

  • Toothache
  • Tooth sensitivity 
  • Sharp pain when eating or drinking something sweet, hot or cold
  • Visible holes in a tooth
  • Brown, black or white staining on the surface of a tooth
  • Pain when biting down

Cavity Prevention with Regular Cleanings

Regular cleanings are the best preventative care; they help you stop cavities from happening or getting worse. If you’re experiencing any of the above signs of a cavity, it is important to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists.

Contact Dousman Family Dentistry for an appointment. We serve patients from Dousman, Delafield, Mukwonago, Hartland, and beyond.

Types of Dental Fillings

There are a variety of dental filling materials available like gold, porcelain, silver amalgam and tooth-colored plastic called composite. The most popular and affordable materials are composite and amalgam. One of our experienced dentists will discuss the best option for you.

Composite vs Amalgam Dental Fillings

Appearance

  • Composite Dental Fillings:
  • Natural, tooth-colored
  • Amalgam Dental Filling:
  • Silver-colored

Durability

  • Composite Dental Fillings:
  • Good for small to mid-size restorations
  • Amalgam Dental Filling:
  • High resistance to wear

Appointment Length

  • Composite Dental Fillings:
  • Takes a bit longer than amalgam fillings
  • Amalgam Dental Filling:
  • Faster than composite fillings

Cost

  • Composite Dental Fillings:
  • Slightly more expensive than amalgam
  • Amalgam Dental Filling:
  • Less expensive

What Happens After a Filling

You may experience tooth sensitivity after a filling, which will go away on its own over the following days. If your sensitivity does not decrease, don’t hesitate to contact us! Can you eat after a filling? Our dentists recommend you wait at least one hour before eating anything and allow 24 hours to pass before attempting to eat hard foods.