Fillings in Livermore

Fillings in Livermore

Studies show that more than 90% of American adults have cavities. If you are near Livermore, Pleasanton, or East Dublin and you suspect that you have a cavity, come to Kitty Hawk Dental Care for treatment! We offer tooth-colored and metal amalgam fillings to meet the varying needs of our patients. Fillings are a simple way to restore your smile and your bite, and can help prevent further complications. Schedule your appointment now.

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Strengthen Your Smile

Fillings are the best way to restore minor-to-moderate cavities and prevent further complications

We offer both metal amalgam and composite fillings to our patients

We keep you comfortable with numbing and the latest dental techniques for gentle, pain-free treatment

Kitty Hawk Dental Care offers affordable treatment & works with all major dental insurance companies

What Types Of Fillings Do You Offer?

We offer both composite (tooth-colored) and amalgam (metal) fillings at Kitty Hawk Dental Care. For patients concerned about the aesthetics of their treatment, tooth-colored fillings may be the best option since they look natural and can be matched with the color of your enamel. However, metal amalgam fillings are long-lasting, durable, and are often covered by dental insurance. During your appointment, our team will discuss your options and help you decide which type of filling is right for your smile.

What Are the Benefits of Composite Fillings?

Composite fillings are made of a special tooth-colored dental resin to create a strong, durable material that matches the shade of your existing teeth perfectly. This means that the results of your treatment will be aesthetically-pleasing. Composite fillings have a very strong hold, and usually require the removal of less natural enamel during preparation.

What Is An Amalgam Filling?

Amalgam fillings use a blend of metals, typically including silver, tin, copper, and mercury. This amalgam is strong and durable, and is easy to work with, making it a great choice for fillings. 

Amalgam fillings are typically the most affordable type of dental fillings, and they are very durable, particularly when used in the rear teeth. However, they have a grayish color and can discolor your tooth after treatment. Some patients also report that amalgam leads to tooth sensitivity.

How Can The BioClear Method Improve My Smile?

Dr. King has received her certification in the BioClear Method. BioClear is a special, proprietary method used to wrap dental composite around your tooth using a plastic matrix. This treatment is an alternative to both traditional dental bonding and porcelain veneers, and can be used to strengthen and restore broken, worn, or even unsightly teeth, and close "black triangles" between your teeth. Schedule a consultation with Dr. King to learn more about BioClear and see if it’s right for you.

Do Fillings Hurt?

Not at all. You’ll be completely numb during the process, and we’ll only remove decayed or damaged enamel from your tooth. Your filling may feel a bit sore or tender for a little while after your treatment, but the filling process won’t cause you any pain or discomfort at all. Our team will give you detailed instructions to follow in the days after your treatment, but any soreness or sensitivity should subside within a few days.

How Can I Tell If I Have a Cavity?

If you see that one or more of your teeth have visible discolorations such as black or brown stains, or you see visible pitting or a hole in your tooth, you most likely have a cavity and will need a filling. More severe cavities may also cause your tooth to feel sensitive to heat, cold and pressure, or cause a toothache. See Dr. King right away if you notice one or more of these symptoms.

What Should I Do If My Filling Falls Out?

If your filling falls out, you’ll need to come to our office and see Dr. King right away. A pulled-out filling is a serious dental emergency. The weakened enamel below your filling will be exposed to oral bacteria, and could decay further or even cause a tooth infection. If your filling falls out, don’t wait to get treatment! Get in touch for an emergency appointment as soon as you can by calling us at (925) 371-8880.

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“Dr. King is professional, thorough, gentle, calm, and kind. My kids and I have been going to her for over 10 years and have had nothing but positive experiences with her and her staff.”

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“Dr. King & Staff always have the latest technology and are polite, caring and timely. I'm never in the dark about you, what would be best for my teeth, and how much the predicted cost would be. They also work around my crazy schedule. I think I've been coming here for around 15 years.”

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