Dentist Questions Dental filling

How long does it take to fill 3 cavities?

In my next dental appointment, I need to have 3 fillings done for my cavities. Is this going to be a long appointment?

9 Answers

Usually about 30 min
Hello, it varies case by case and how large the cavities are. I would allow 1-1.5 hour for this appointment. Thank you for your question.
Not necessarily. It all depends on the location, size, depth and severity of the cavities. It also depends on the skill level of the dentist. The appt could be as short as thirty minutes or so, or longer, again depending on the above factors.
It will depend on the size of the filling and were they are. If they are tiny it will be a quick appointment. If they are large it will be longer. Most times we tell the patient how long the appointment will be.
The number of teeth is not directly correlated to the length of the appointment. Three tiny single-surface cavities will be much quicker than three 4-surface fillings. The difference between those 3 cavity appointments could be 30 minutes or as much as 120 minutes! You need more information to determine how much time the visit will require. My best advice is to ask the dentist how long he expects you to be in his/her chair.
It depends how big the fillings are. Maybe you should check with the dentist you are getting the fillings done.
It depends upon how large the cavities are. I would call the dental office and ask them that question.
Around 1-1.5 hours. It depends on the size, freezing, one or different areas.
The length of time it takes to fill a tooth depends on what needs to be done to remove the decay and the material used for restoration. DENTISTRY is an art, it is not a race. I would like to think that the emphasis is on care. Each restoration is a mini operation. You don't know what you have to do until you start working on each tooth.