Tooth Fillings

Stop Decay In Its Tracks

  • Choose metal or tooth-colored fillings
  • Laser detectors find cavities when they’re small
  • Receive dental sedation if you need it

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Tooth Fillings in Florence Protect Your Teeth From Further Damage

Tooth fillings in Florence are one of the most important services we offer at Advanced Dental Center. While simple, a tooth filling will prevent a cavity from becoming worse and requiring more complicated and costly treatment.


Our restorative dentists will:

  • Use advanced technology like laser cavity detectors to find decay in its earliest stages
  • Recommend the best method for repairing your cavity, whether it’s a dental filling, a crown, or another restoration
  • Numb your mouth with local anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the procedure and offer dental sedation if you need it

Think you may have a cavity that needs to be filled? Call us at (843) 588-1919 to know more about your options.

Receive the Right Repair With Two Types of Dental Fillings

Because all cavities are different, we use two types of tooth fillings. Our team will help you determine which one will work best for your needs:

  • Metal (Amalgam) Fillings – These silver tooth fillings are made of a blend of materials. Two of their biggest benefits are their affordability and their durability.
  • Composite Resin Fillings – One of resin’s biggest benefits is that our dentists can match it to the color of your teeth so it blends in naturally with your smile. It also requires less modification of your teeth than amalgam fillings. However, it is more costly than amalgam and typically won’t last as long as a metal filling.

Though every situation is different, we often recommend resin for fillings in the front of your mouth or other highly visible areas. Our team will take the time to discuss the pros and cons of each approach with you.

Discovering cavities in their earliest stages makes it easier to treat them with dental fillings. We use technology like laser cavity detectors and handheld intraoral cameras during your dental exams to find cavities early. In addition to helping us obtain digital images of your mouth, an intraoral camera allows us to easily share these images with you in real time so we can better explain your treatment options.

To see if you need tooth fillings in Florence, call Advanced Dental Center at (843) 588-1919.

Common Questions About Tooth Fillings

All dental fillings are safe for most patients. Some studies have raised concerns about the long-term health impact of mercury, which is used in amalgam fillings. However, both the FDA and the American Dental Association say mercury in fillings is safe. We offer both composite fillings and amalgam fillings, so you can choose the fillings that are right for your smile.

The life of fillings will vary, depending on where they are located in your mouth and your oral hygiene, among other factors. A composite filling typically lasts from five to 10 years, while an amalgam filling usually has a longer life. No filling is designed to last a lifetime. You can maximize the life span of any filling by brushing and flossing every day and visiting us at least twice a year for professional cleanings.

When you’re committed to routine dental care, the chances that a tooth filling will fall out are pretty low. We can often spot potential signs of trouble with restorations before you even notice a problem and take steps to fix them. But that doesn’t mean fillings don’t come loose or fall out on occasion. If you lose a filling, call us right away so we can arrange an emergency appointment as soon as possible.

Meet Your Compassionate Florence, SC Dentists

Dr. Joseph Griffin

Dr. Joseph Griffin is a member of the South Carolina Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has received the South Carolina Palmetto Patriot award from the lieutenant governor’s office.

Dr. John Thomas Hess

Dr. John Thomas Hess graduated with honors from Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He received advanced training in many aspects of dentistry during a general practice residency program in Columbia, SC.

Dr. Daniel Visel

Dentistry was the natural choice for Dr. Daniel Visel to combine his interest in the medical field with his natural problem-solving abilities and love of fixing things with his hands.

Dr. Eric Thiede

Dr. Thiede loves being able to offer solutions to his patients. He communicates well and educates patients so they can achieve their oral health goals.

Dr. Jonathan Thomas

Dr. Thomas has a passion for dentistry that stems from a love of fixing things.

Visit an Award-Winning Dental Team

We’re proud that our community selected us as Best Dentist in SCNow’s “Best of the Pee Dee” awards in 2015, 2017, and 2018.


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