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Dental Fillings in Hamden

Giving You a Healthy & Happy Smile

Your teeth are coated in a protective top layer of enamel. Unfortunately, that enamel can be softened and degrade over time, leaving the tooth at risk of damage. Bacteria, acids, and plaque can work together to eat away at the vulnerable tooth, leaving behind a pit on its surface called a cavity.

If left untreated, cavities will grow larger and become more painful as the inner nerves of the tooth are exposed. If you start to notice sensitivity and suspect you may have a cavity, contact a Hamden dentist who can quickly treat the cavity and have your mouth fully functional and protected once again.

Schedule your dental filling now online or over the phone at (203) 295-3434. We serve patients across Hamden, Oxford, Woodbridge, New Haven, and North Haven.

Types of Fillings

There are several materials commonly used in fillings, all of which have their own pros and cons.

Fillings may be made of:

  • Amalgam: A strong and inexpensive blend of several metals often used for filling cavities in molars, where chewing takes place.
  • Composite: A durable combination of materials that can be exactly matched to the color of your teeth.
  • Gold or silver: Somewhat expensive, but are sometimes preferred by those who want the durability of metal without the noticeable shade of an amalgam filling.
  • Ceramic: A tooth-colored material that is resistant to staining but is more expensive than some alternatives.
  • Glass blend: Used to create a filling that can release fluoride over time to help protect teeth from further damage, but it is less durable than other materials.

What to Expect During Your Appointment

Together, we can consider the varying strengths and colorations of the filling materials available and decide which is best for you. We may take X-rays of your mouth to get a clear picture of the cavity. Then, we will numb the relevant teeth and surrounding gums to lessen discomfort during the procedure. Next, we clean the decay from the pit in the tooth and fill the remaining crater with the filling of your choice. The process usually takes under an hour.

Still nervous? Let us put your mind at ease. Contact Forrester Dental today at (203) 295-3434 for more information on cavities and dental fillings in Hamden.

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  • “I trust him with my dental care. Everyone in the office is competent and caring”

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  • “Every visit is treated with the same great regard for my oral health and it is much appreciated.”

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  • “If you agree that teeth need care, then visiting Joe and the team are as good as it gets.”

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  • “Not only is he professional and the best at what he does, he and his wife treat you with respect and like friends at the same time.”

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  • “Dr. Forrester is the best dentist I have ever gone too.”

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  • “They always make you feel comfortable and like you part of the family!”

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  • “The quality of service I've received has always been exceptional without faltering and I could never see myself in a different office.”

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  • “Dr. Forrester and his staff are truly the best dental team in the business.”

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