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Do you have tooth decay that needs to be repaired? Dr. Carole Gleich DDS may recommend a dental filling in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, to restore your tooth. Our dentist will remove the decay and then fill the area with the filling material.

How is a filling placed?
Our dentist will numb the area and then remove the decayed portion of the tooth. After probing the area to ensure that all of the decay has been removed, the area is cleaned of bacteria and debris. The composite filling is then placed in layers. As each layer is placed, it is cured with a special light. Once the layers are in place, our dentist will shape the material, trim off any excess, and polish the final filling.

Does insurance cover the cost of composite fillings?
Most dental insurance plans will cover the cost of a composite dental filling up to the price of a silver dental filling. The patient is required to pay the difference.

How should I care for a tooth with a dental filling?
To care for your dental filling, practice proper oral hygiene. Brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and visit our office twice a year for your routine checkup and cleaning. If Dr. Carole Gleich DDS suspects that your filling is cracked or damaged in any way, he will take X-rays to examine the filling and tooth. A dental filling can be replaced or repaired if necessary.

Feel free to call our dental office at 913-553-3046 today to learn more and to schedule an appointment. We are excited to get to know you and your family!