Dental Fillings Q&A

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are a great option that cleans teeth and seals out tooth decay. During the dental filling procedure, the composite resin is used to fill teeth after they are cleaned. Resin material can blend in with natural teeth while keeping infection at bay.

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

Dental Fillings FAQs

How long do dental fillings last?

With 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. However, you may feel tooth sensitivity after the procedure, which is natural. Tooth sensitivity 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?

Yes, when resin is used for a dental filling, patients are able to eat and drink after the procedure. Resin hardens immediately after use.

Schedule an Appointment

Do you need a dental filling? Call Dr. Fabrizio Dall’Olmo at (310) 736-1051. You can also schedule an appointment online here.

Articles By: Dr. Fabrizio Dall'Olmo