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Fillings

If you have a cavity or are experiencing increased sensitivity because of tooth decay, the team at Solomon Family Dentistry offers fillings at their office locations in Summerville and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Their skilled dentists can restore compromised teeth with fillings to improve your bite and give you a boost of confidence. Call Solomon Family Dentistry to learn more or book an appointment online today.


What are fillings?

Fillings at Solomon Family Dentistry are made of unique tooth-colored materials. Your dentist uses fillings to restore damaged or decaying teeth to prevent complications. If your provider detects a cavity in its early stage before it becomes a larger hole, a filling might be all that’s needed to treat the cavity and restore your tooth.

Will I require a filling?

A cavity is the main reason you may need a filling. Signs and symptoms of a cavity include:

  • Tooth pain
  • Pain when you bite down
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Mild or sharp pain with eating
  • Tooth staining
  • Holes or pits in your teeth

Your dentist can detect cavities, or dental decay, during routine dental exams, but if you experience symptoms of a cavity, see your dentist right away for an evaluation. 

What should I expect during my filling appointment?

Before getting a filling, your dentist examines your teeth and asks questions about your symptoms. They also take dental X-rays to confirm you have a cavity. If you have a cavity requiring treatment, a filling might be right for you.

Your dentist first removes the decayed portion of your tooth and fills it with tooth-colored materials to protect it and prevent future decay. Getting a filling is fast and painless. 

If you require a large filling, your provider may place a porcelain crown over the top of your tooth like a cap and secure it firmly in place using dental cement. If you need a crown, Solomon Family Dentistry offers state-of-the-art CEREC® same-day crowns designed with Encode® Impression System technology.

How should I take care of my teeth when I have fillings?

To help prevent future tooth decay, take care of your teeth using good oral hygiene habits. Brush them two times a day using a fluoride toothpaste and floss every day. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and avoid sugary foods and drinks whenever you can.

See the Solomon Family Dentistry team every six months for professional teeth cleanings and dental exams to detect tooth decay early before serious complications develop. 

If you suspect that you need a filling, schedule an appointment with Solomon Family Dentistry by calling the nearest office or booking online today.

Services we provide


At Solomon Family Dentistry we provide simple and surgical extractions, root canals, tooth splints, repairs of existing crowns or bridges, adjustments or repairs to complete dentures or partials, and more. We have the latest technology from digital x rays, to a digital panorex, to a 3D CT cone beam. Our goal is for your problem to be resolved same day. We do, however, hold ourselves to the highest standards so if we cannot handle the complete treatment of your root canal or extraction, we do have specialists that we may refer you to.
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