R. Lobato & Associates - Summerlin, Las Vegas

Composite Fillings in Summerlin, Las Vegas

Tooth-colored fillings are used to fill cavities, preventing further growth or permanent damage to your teeth. These white fillings are carefully matched to the color of your natural teeth, ensuring they look and feel natural.
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Make Teeth Look And Feel Natural Again

Dental fillings are the most frequently performed procedure in our office. They repair and restore teeth, helping to prevent painful decay or infection that could necessitate more extensive treatment. We use composite resin fillings that are color-matched to your teeth. Unlike amalgam (metal) fillings, tooth-colored composite resin bonds exceptionally well with the tooth and can fill much smaller spaces, meaning less drilling is required.

Why Are Fillings So Important?

The thought of getting a filling can often feel overwhelming. You might be tempted to delay the procedure or question its necessity, especially if your tooth isn’t causing pain. However, we highly recommend addressing your cavities as soon as possible, and here’s why:

  • Prevent cavities from enlarging
  • Avoid painful infections or abscesses
  • Strengthen your tooth, restoring its durability
  • Save money in the long run
  • Reduce sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Preserve your natural smile for as long as possible

How Is A Cavity Filled?

Gentle Numbing

Before we begin, we will carefully numb your gums to ensure a gentle freezing of the area. Many people feel anxious about this step, but rest assured that numbing will make your teeth and surrounding area so you barely feel anything during the procedure.

Filling the Tooth

Once we confirm that you’re comfortably numb, your tooth will be carefully cleaned and prepared. An adhesive gel is applied to the affected tooth, followed by the placement of a composite resin (white filling material). This resin is then molded and sculpted to match the natural contours and bite of your tooth.

Curing the Composite

The composite resin material used to fill or bond your tooth is quickly cured and hardened using a special LED light. The dentist will then carefully examine your finished tooth, making any necessary adjustments before giving it a final polish.

The Cost of a Filling in Summerlin, Las Vegas

Fillings are a routine procedure and an excellent way to prevent and avoid dental problems, which is why most insurance companies provide significant coverage for them. With a typical insurance plan, you can expect to pay anywhere from $0 to $100 or more. If you don’t have dental insurance, the cost can range from $120 to $300 and up, especially if multiple fillings are needed at once.

When determining the actual cost of your treatment, we consider several important factors:

  • Your current oral health
  • The number of fillings you need
  • The location of the cavity in your mouth
  • Whether any new x-rays are required
  • The amount of time needed by the dental team to meet your specific needs
  • The equipment and supplies necessary to provide comprehensive care

Promptly filling cavities is a priority for us, as fillings are highly effective in preventing more invasive treatments, avoiding serious dental pain, and keeping you as happy and healthy as possible.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

With proper care, composite fillings can last between 5 to 7 years. However, their longevity can vary depending on factors such as oral hygiene, the size and location of the filling, and your diet.

Composite fillings offer several advantages, including a natural appearance, bonding to the tooth structure for added strength, and the absence of mercury. They also require less removal of healthy tooth material compared to amalgam fillings.

Care for your composite fillings by maintaining good oral hygiene practices: brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Avoid chewing on hard objects to prevent damage to the fillings.

The time required for a composite filling procedure depends on the size and location of the cavity. Generally, it takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.

Many dental insurance plans cover composite fillings, especially for front teeth due to their natural appearance. Coverage can vary, so it’s best to check with your insurance provider for specific details about your plan.

What our clients have to say

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    Alyssa Conway
    2 weeks ago
    I had a great experience with Dr. Truong and the entire staff during my new patient and filling appointments. Everyone is so kind, and the staff works together as a team. Dr. Truong and Kris, the hygienist, were thorough and great listeners. During my filling appointment I had painless numbing injections done by Dr. Truong, and he worked quickly while being so precise. I would recommend Dr. Lobato & Associates to anyone!
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    Patti Beck
    1 month ago
    Simply the best!! I've been a patient of Dr Lobato for many years and recently had some major dental work done and want to say what a great job! My teeth look fabulous and I highly recommend this dentist to anyone needing dental work-whether minor or extensive. Very professional, thorough and caring with his patients.
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    boyzie milner
    2 months ago
    I have been with doctor Lobato for over 20 years, BEFORE that time l went thru 3 dentist, before l met him. A few years ago they changed my plan and l had to change to another dentist. Which was a very miserable time for my teeth. I finally got the opportunity to change my health and Dr. Lobato was one of the first doctors l went back to. Now once again my teeth 😬 and my dental health is perfect again. Not only is he great so is his staff.
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    Danielle Miller
    4 months ago
    I absolutely love Dr. Lobato’s office! The front desk staff are always so sweet and friendly and I have the best hygienist that I’ve ever had. Dr. Lobato is also amazing. He always takes the time to talk to you and explains everything in terms that anyone can understand. I’m so glad I found their office. I actually look forward to going to the dentist’s office now! They’re the best!
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    Rachelle Smerz
    6 months ago
    Dr. Robin Lobato is the coolest most fun & professional dentist I’ve ever had!! It’s never been my favorite chair to land in , but he and his very courteous staff have made me feel my most comfortable when having to visit them! My hygienist Chris is so very kind and gentle . Jen & Shawna are superb dental assistants to Doc and caring in their own ways. Tiffany is always a pleasure to see and loves ‘cashing us out ‘ as my husband says 😉 I would highly recommend Dr. Robin Lobato & his staff👍
    More
    Alyssa Conway
    2 weeks ago
    I had a great experience with Dr. Truong and the entire staff during my new patient and filling appointments. Everyone is so kind, and the staff works together as a team. Dr. Truong and Kris, the hygienist, were thorough and great listeners. During my filling appointment I had painless numbing injections done by Dr. Truong, and he worked quickly while being so precise. I would recommend Dr. Lobato & Associates to anyone!
    More
    Patti Beck
    1 month ago
    Simply the best!! I've been a patient of Dr Lobato for many years and recently had some major dental work done and want to say what a great job! My teeth look fabulous and I highly recommend this dentist to anyone needing dental work-whether minor or extensive. Very professional, thorough and caring with his patients.
    More
    boyzie milner
    2 months ago
    I have been with doctor Lobato for over 20 years, BEFORE that time l went thru 3 dentist, before l met him. A few years ago they changed my plan and l had to change to another dentist. Which was a very miserable time for my teeth. I finally got the opportunity to change my health and Dr. Lobato was one of the first doctors l went back to. Now once again my teeth 😬 and my dental health is perfect again. Not only is he great so is his staff.
    More
    Danielle Miller
    4 months ago
    I absolutely love Dr. Lobato’s office! The front desk staff are always so sweet and friendly and I have the best hygienist that I’ve ever had. Dr. Lobato is also amazing. He always takes the time to talk to you and explains everything in terms that anyone can understand. I’m so glad I found their office. I actually look forward to going to the dentist’s office now! They’re the best!
    More
    Rachelle Smerz
    6 months ago
    Dr. Robin Lobato is the coolest most fun & professional dentist I’ve ever had!! It’s never been my favorite chair to land in , but he and his very courteous staff have made me feel my most comfortable when having to visit them! My hygienist Chris is so very kind and gentle . Jen & Shawna are superb dental assistants to Doc and caring in their own ways. Tiffany is always a pleasure to see and loves ‘cashing us out ‘ as my husband says 😉 I would highly recommend Dr. Robin Lobato & his staff👍
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