Tooth Fillings and Sealants

Tooth decay and cavities are common dental issues that can cause severe damage to your teeth if left untreated. Getting fillings can restore your teeth and prevent simple decay from becoming more serious.

Tooth Fillings and Sealants in Greenville, WI

Westhill Dental is dedicated to preserving your natural teeth and preventing further dental issues with our Tooth Fillings and Sealants services. Whether you’re dealing with cavities or looking to protect your teeth from decay, our team uses the latest materials and techniques to ensure your treatment is effective, comfortable, and long-lasting. Fillings restore the integrity of a tooth damaged by decay, bringing it back to its normal function and shape, while sealants provide a protective layer that guards against cavities.

3D illustration of a dental curing light applied to a molar with a freshly placed filling, demonstrating a tooth restoration procedure, with light emitting onto the tooth's surface, set against a neutral background
  • How do dental fillings for cavities work?

    Dental fillings are used to repair teeth that decay, cracks, or fractures that have been damaged. The process involves removing the decayed or affected area of the tooth, cleaning the remaining cavity, and then filling it with a material such as composite resin, amalgam, gold, or ceramic. This restores the tooth’s structure and function and prevents further decay by sealing off any cracks or spaces where bacteria could enter. At Westhill Dental, we carefully select filling materials that match the color of your teeth, ensuring a natural look and feel.

  • What types of fillings are there?

    Several types of dental fillings are available, each with its advantages and considerations:

    • Composite Resin: Color-matched to your natural teeth and used for small to mid-sized restorations.
    • Amalgam (Silver): Durable, affordable, and more noticeable than composite fillings.
    • Gold: Long-lasting and sturdy, but the most expensive option and not color-matched.
    • Ceramic: Made of porcelain, color-matched, and resistant to staining, but can be as costly as gold fillings.

    The choice of material depends on the cavity’s location, the decay’s extent, aesthetic considerations, and budget. We will guide you through the options to choose the best filling material for your needs.

  • Is tooth sensitivity after a filling normal?

    Yes, experiencing tooth sensitivity after a filling is normal and usually temporary. Patients might notice sensitivity to hot, cold, or pressure, which should subside within a few days to a couple of weeks after the procedure. If the sensitivity persists or if you experience pain when biting down, it may indicate that an adjustment to the filling is necessary. Westhill Dental is committed to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction, so we encourage you to get in touch if you have any concerns after your treatment.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about fillings and sealants or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss further.

Westhill Dental Greenville

N1734 Lily of the Valley Dr.
Greenville, WI, 54942
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Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: Closed



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