Dental Fillings in Fort Atkinson

Do you think you have a cavity? Have you recently cracked a tooth? If you want to restore your teeth with fillings or use dental sealants to protect your children’s smiles, Dr. Garrison may recommend a gentle and affordable solution with preventive dental care.

Dental fillings and sealants are commonly used in preventive dentistry to fend off tooth decay, reduce dental health risks, and support a stronger smile. Call us at (920) 563-9373 to schedule a checkup at your friendly family dentist in Fort Atkinson!

Do I Need A Filling?

According to the American Dental Association, over half of adults in America have symptoms of gum disease and even more have had at least one cavity. For children, the risk of developing cavities (also known as dental caries) is much higher. So before you reach for sweets after dinner or send your child to bed with juice, ask yourself, are your teeth protected?

After experiencing a cavity or tooth decay, dental fillings offer that added layer of protection to your smile, to let you feel good about your dental health again--and not so guilty about that bag of gummy worms added to the end of your shopping list!

Composite Fillings in Fort Atkinson

Unlike dentists who provide silver or amalgam fillings, dental fillings provided at Highland Dental are entirely mercury-free and won’t look like you have silver in your teeth. Composite resin fillings are beautiful, discreet, and can last an average of 5 to 15 years with proper care. 

Why Are Dental Fillings Necessary?

Tooth decay and fractures (even small ones!) occur when you least expect it, and when it happens the inside of the tooth is exposed to harmful decay and bacteria. Dental fillings restore and protect the teeth and offer the following benefits:


  • Limits damage from dental injury or tooth decay

  • Restores the strength and function to a damaged tooth

  • Adds protection to the teeth to fend off tooth decay and cavities

  • Prevents damage to the nerve of the tooth 

  • Reduces risks of tooth loss

  • Encourages easier cleaning of the teeth

There are many reasons why a dental filling may be right for you. But the best way to learn about your options is to schedule a consultation! Give us a call at (920) 563-9373. From pediatric dental care to gentle dentistry for the whole family, Dr. Garrison will help you discover what you need to know to make the best choices for your family’s smiles and dental health. 

When Is The Best Time To Get Fillings?

The best time to have a filling placed is as soon as you encounter any signs of tooth decay or damage. Even if you don’t have a toothache, your six month checkup may catch signs of decay early, letting you treat affected teeth before they become costly to treat. 

Don’t Forget Your Six Month Checkup!

If you’ve never had a cavity before, you may not understand how important a six month checkup really is. Your regular visit to the dentist offers many essential benefits for your dental health. At your appointment, Dr. Garrison is able to: 

  • Treat small dental issues to prevent any dental pain

  • Add protection and strength to damaged teeth

  • Reach and clean tough areas of the teeth 

  • Accurately assess and diagnose dental health

If you happen to have a dental concern, your six month checkup may offer dental care that is more affordable, minimally invasive, and less time-consuming that having to have restorative dental work down the road. Make an appointment today at your local dentist in Fort Atkinson

Call us at (920) 563-9373 or swing by our office at 600 Highland Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.