Rapid City Fillings

Contact Dedicated Dental Solutions today to learn more about our dental services.

Dedicated Dental Solutions proudly offers top-quality dental fillings in our Rapid City, SD office. Our fillings prevent broken teeth or cavities from worsening by adding a stable filling material to the decayed areas. Fillings are excellent ways to care for your teeth and prevent larger problems.

What Are Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings involve placing a filling material (porcelain, metal, glass ionomer, composite, etc.) where a tooth has chipped or developed a cavity. Fillings preserve the tooth’s structure and stability and protect against further oral damage. Some signs you might need dental fillings include:

  • Holes in one tooth or many
  • Unexpected pain when biting or chewing
  • Discolored teeth (brown, black, or white spots on the tooth surface)
  • Tooth sensitivity to extremely cold or hot drinks and foods

Some patients benefit from inlays or onlays to replace damaged or decayed areas, while others are more suitable for fillings. When you schedule your initial consultation with our team, we’ll assess the condition of your teeth and see which option is right for you.

Procedure for Dental Fillings

Our team has years of experience offering dental fillings to Rapid City residents. Your dentist can help you choose from a variety of filling materials. However, the decision typically depends on insurance coverage, the amount of dental decay, and material costs.

Here’s what you can expect from your procedure:

  • You will meet your dentist for a consultation, where they will examine your mouth and consider the affected areas.
  • They suggest what types of filling may work best for you (metal, porcelain, resin tooth-colored fillings, and more).
  • Your dentist uses an anesthetic for numbing and removes the damaged tooth enamel with an appropriate dental instrument.
  • They will remove all tooth decay from the area, thoroughly clean it, and prepare it for the filling.
  • They will install the new filling, shape it, cure it, and polish it before finishing.

A dental filling appointment can take an hour or less, and we make the process as pain-free and simple as possible. You should brush and floss multiple times a day, attend biannual cleaning appointments, and schedule checkups after the procedure. You can stay on top of your oral health and ensure your teeth are in good condition by making dental visits part of your routine.

How Long Do Fillings Last?

The lifespan of your fillings depends on your chosen material. Glass ionomers can last less than five years, while composite fillings last five to seven. Options with longer lifespans include metal and porcelain, where metal lasts around 12 years, and porcelain lasts 15 years or longer.

Contact Us For Fillings in Rapid City, SD Today!

Contact our office in Rapid City, SD, to learn more about dental fillings and how they can help you. We will assess the condition and health of your teeth and see if fillings will address decay and improve your oral health. Providing you with a healthy, radiant smile is one of our goals!

Call Dedicated Dental Solutions today at (605) 341-0826 to schedule an appointment.

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Shaelyn Welch
Shaelyn Welch
June 15, 2022
The staff is very welcoming and can easily accommodate my schedule. They always give a good laugh! Dr.Kennedy does a great job. I highly recommend Dedicated Dental Solutions!
Jared McDowell (WinMNTwins)
Jared McDowell (WinMNTwins)
March 31, 2022
I’m so glad I decided to come to Dedicated Dental Solutions! It’s a very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, everyone was friendly and they made a plan to fix my teeth quickly. I won’t go anywhere else!
Randi Martz
Randi Martz
February 2, 2022
The staff is incredibly warm and welcoming. (The ladies at the front desk are absolutely wonderful!) The gal (I was so nervous I totally forgot her name) that helped during my procedures is honestly an angel! They squeezed me in late on a Friday afternoon, when most offices were already closed, for a dental emergency. They walked me through everything that would happen, provided options and did an amazing job fixing my tooth. It's obvious that Dr. K and her staff care about you, your dental health and your expierence at their office. I can not recommend them enough. Hands down best dentist office in Rapid City. Thank you guys soooo much!!! (I should add I have extreme dental anxiety, I'm talking cry like a baby all day, break my nails anxiety. They worked with me so well, were so patient and kind. If you hate the dentist, I bet Dr. Kennedy and staff will change your mind!)
Theresa Block
Theresa Block
September 9, 2021
I have been going to Dedicate Dental Solutions for 18 years and it the only Dental office my daughter has ever been too. Dr Kennedy did a great job taking over what Dr. Sewell started. The staff is amazing and always welcome us with a smile. We love our dentist and her staff!
Chris Caldwell
Chris Caldwell
August 7, 2021
I have been coming here for years and in my opinion this clinic has top rate doctors and staff. It is easy to schedule appointments. Their billing for services is clearly explained and their estimates for insurance and patient portions has been very accurate. The staff makes the patient care experience very relaxed, light hearted, and they all seem to enjoy a good sense of humor. Best of all my young kids love this place and actually enjoy coming in for cleanings and regular care. Kids loving the dentist should tell you everything you need to know!
Tina Louise
Tina Louise
October 28, 2019
Highly recommended! I couldn't be more pleased with Dr. Kennedy and her staff. Dr. Kennedy goes above and beyond.Thank you to all the staff!
Sammie Holso
Sammie Holso
April 10, 2018
I had a dental emergency on the weekend and Dr. Kennedy got me right in early Monday morning. Did amazing work and relieved my pain. Best dentistry I have been to.
Ariel Barker
Ariel Barker
October 20, 2017
This is my place of employment. I'm writing a review because I want our patients to know that our kindness and caring nature doesn't just stop after our patients leave out the door every day. The staff is one in a million, and we all thrive to care and help one another and support each other in and out of the office. Dr. Sewell and Dr. Kennedy are fantastic people, and doctors, clinically and personally. If you're looking to find an amazing dentist, that is still kind, caring and considerate look no further. We would be honored to have you as our patient!

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