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Fillings

Even with care and attention, our teeth may experience decay or damage.

This process happens to many people — and with prompt dental care, you can finish your cavity treatment with strong tooth-colored fillings. 

If you notice holes or cavities in your teeth, visit Dr. Terrance Wolbaum at Pioneer Hills Dental in Aurora, CO for fillings.

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If You Have a Cavity You Have Something in Common with 9 out 10 Americans

A study from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research targeting patients from ages 24 to 65 showed that as many as 9 out of 10 of them have already lived with a cavity.
A study from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research targeting patients from ages 24 to 65 showed that as many as 9 out of 10 of them have already lived with a cavity.

Reframing How You Think About Cavity Care

While some people may feel embarrassed or nervous about tooth decay, the truth is that you're much more likely to experience it in your lifetime than not.

So, there's absolutely no shame to seeking treatment.

Our dental team knows that tooth decay can be painful and stressful — and our only goal is to take care of you.

Visit Pioneer Hills Dental as Soon as Possible If You Are Experiencing Tooth Decay

When it comes to tooth decay, time is of the essence. The longer you wait, the more damage your teeth may experience. You may also need a more costly fix, such as dental crowns or even dentures, instead of simpler amalgam fillings.

Our dentist, Dr. Wolbaum, is always here to help if you need him. He understands that many patients experience tooth decay in their lifetimes — and his only goal is to make you better.

So, stop delaying your treatment and get the dental care you deserve. You can contact our Aurora, CO, office or call

(303) 766-8811

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Cavities can cause significant pain — but you can find relief with amalgam fillings at our Aurora office.

"I greatly appreciate you all!!!" Why Aurora, CO, Patients Trust Us With Their Dental Care

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Kelly Farr

2022

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The staff is friendly and helpful. Welcoming. Dr Wolbaum takes the time to listen to you and he always asks how you are doing. He doesn’t tell you something is wrong when there’s not, cavities for example. Honest. It is clean and well maintained. I have sent family and friends here.

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Long Nguy

2022

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Been coming here for years. The staff is professional and care about their patients’ oral health. I personally would highly recommend this dental office. Big thanks to everyone at Pioneer Hills Dental, I greatly appreciate you all!!!

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Enjoy the Discreet Appearance of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Decades ago, dentists used to seal cavity damage with noticeable gold fillings.

However, in more recent years, they have embraced a subtle yet effective alternative: tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings, or amalgam fillings, are designed to mimic the natural shade of your teeth.

Dental fillings use composite resin, which is strong and natural-looking, to fill areas impacted by decay. They can ensure that the space stays clear of food particles and buildup so that you can return to a life without dental discomfort.

The Dramatic Difference Dental Fillings Can Make

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A Decayed Tooth
Tooth with Dental Fillings
A Tooth With Dental Fillings
Your tooth may be home to decay caused by plaque or bacteria. After the harmful material is removed by our dentist, Dr. Wolbaum, he will close the area with tooth-colored fillings.

Choose a Filling That Makes Your Teeth Stronger

There are many types of fillings out there, such as gold and silver.

However, there is only one that can actually make your teeth stronger: amalgam fillings, made from composite resin.

Our Aurora office uses amalgams to give our patients effective, discrete results.

Amalgam fillings used tooth-colored composite resin for the most natural results.

The Invisible Difference: Composite Resin Fillings in Action

Amalgam fillings used tooth-colored composite resin for the most natural results.
Tooth with Silver Filling
A Traditional Silver or Gold Filling
Tooth with Composite Amalgam Filling
A Tooth-Colored Filling Made With an Amalgam 

"We are very happy with Dr. Wolbaum." Reassuring Reviews From Our Aurora, CO, Patients

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Kathy

2017

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Both my mom and myself use Dr Terrence. He has been wonderfully kind to my mother who doesn't like going to the dentist. She thinks he's great. Also he has all the latest equipment without pushing unnecessary treatment. We are very happy with Dr Wolbaum and would highly recommend him

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Alan Alex

2017

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This is by far the absolute best dental practice. I've gone here over the past few years. Dr. T and his hygienist do the best cleanings, give the best advice, and have the absolute best bedside manner. Seriously, I was a med student and part of my motivation to come here was to see and learn from their bedside manner.

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If you are experiencing dental pain from your cavities, then you have already gone through the hardest part of the process.

​Are Fillings Painful?

From gold fillings to tooth-colored fillings, many patients have the same question: will this hurt?

The truth is, you've probably experienced a lot of pain recently due to your decayed or damaged tooth. A dental filling will end that discomfort.

Your dentist, Dr. Wolbaum, will also use a local anesthetic ensure that the area is numb before he works on your composite fillings. That way, you do not feel any pain during the process.

If you have dental anxiety or think you might need further sedation, you can talk to him about the options available.

The consistent care you take of your teeth can make a significant difference in your overall oral health.

How to Prevent Future Cavities

Brush Properly

You should brush twice a day for two minutes, ensuring that you clean both your teeth and gums. If you do not have an electric toothbrush, talk to Dr. Wolbaum about his recommendations.

Floss Daily

If you do not floss, plaque can build up. It may eventually lead to cavities, leading you to need more dental fillings down the road. When you floss each day, remember to move your floss at a C-shaped curve.

Use Mouthwash

Mouthwash can prevent food particles from lodging in your teeth and accumulating plaque. It can also reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth — a strong cause of cavities.

Visit Us

Our dentistry practice believes in the importance of preventative care. From our digital X-rays to full, comprehensive exams for new patients, we put your dental health first.

We Offer CareCredit® Financing For Your Peace of Mind

Dental insurance typically covers at least some of the cost of fillings.

For those who need a little extra assistance paying for their care, our dentistry practices features CareCredit.

This financing option can ensure happier, healthier patients — and give them some well-deserved peace of mind too.

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Pioneer Hills Dental

Pioneer Hills Dental is a comprehensive practice where patients of all ages can receive advanced dentistry in a state-of-the-art setting. Our dentist, Dr. Terrance Wolbaum, is an active member of many prestigious dental organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • New Dentist Committee
  • Misch Fellowship

To make dentistry more affordable for families, Dr. Wolbaum proudly accepts most dental insurances and financing through CareCredit®. To book your appointment, request a consultation online or call our practice at (303) 766-8811.

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