Fillings and Sealants

Protect and restore your smile with tooth fillings and dental sealants at Nebraska Dental Center. Our expert team ensures your teeth remain healthy and cavity-free through advanced restorative and preventative treatments.

Tooth Fillings and Sealants in La Vista, NE

Tooth fillings and dental sealants are essential treatments to maintain optimal oral health. Tooth fillings repair cavities and restore the function and appearance of your teeth, while dental sealants provide a protective barrier against decay. These treatments help preserve your smile and prevent further dental issues. Schedule an appointment today to keep your teeth healthy and strong.


Illustration of a row of teeth showing different types of dental fillings
  • How do cavity fillings work?

    Cavity fillings involve removing the decayed portion of the tooth and filling the area with a durable material. Dr. Fischman will first numb the area, then clean out the cavity and place the filling material, which could be composite resin, amalgam, or another suitable substance. This process restores the tooth’s structure and function, preventing further decay.

    The lifespan of tooth fillings depends on the material used and your oral hygiene habits. Composite resin fillings typically last 5-7 years, while amalgam fillings can last up to 15 years or more. Regular dental checkups and good oral care can help extend the life of your fillings

  • Should I have tooth sensitivity after a filling?

    It is common to experience some tooth sensitivity after getting a filling. This sensitivity can occur when eating hot or cold foods and drinks or even when breathing in cold air. The sensitivity is usually temporary and should subside within a few days to a couple of weeks as your tooth adjusts to the filling. If the sensitivity persists or worsens, contact our office for further evaluation to ensure there are no complications.

  • How long does a dental sealant last?

    Dental sealants can provide effective protection for your teeth for several years, typically around 5-10 years. However, they should be checked regularly during dental visits to ensure they remain intact and are re-applied if necessary to maintain their protective benefits.

  • Who qualifies for dental sealants?

    Dental sealants are most commonly recommended for children and teenagers, as their molars and premolars are more prone to cavities. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants. Sealants are particularly effective for individuals with deep grooves and pits in their teeth, which are harder to clean and more likely to develop cavities.

    During your dental visit, Dr. Fischman can assess whether sealants are a suitable option for you or your child.

Comprehensive Dental Care

We provide a full array of dental services to suit the needs of individuals and families. Learn more about our services, schedule an appointment, or contact us today.

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Nebraska Dental Center

8050 South 84th Street
La Vista, NE 68128
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From Giles Road in La Vista, turn into the strip mall anchored by Thrift World, Harbor Freight, and Dollar Tree. Nebraska Dental Center is a few businesses to the left of the Dollar Tree. Look for the green Nebraska Dental Center logo and the "Nebraska Dental Center" window decal.


Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - Noon


(402) 331-1695