Quality Fillings in Des Moines

What are Fillings?

Fillings are necessary when cavities are present. Cavities are holes in your teeth formed by decay. Several causes lead to cavities, if left untreated they are the number one cause of toothaches, infection and tooth loss. 

Treating cavities early prevents unnecessary pain and expense. When a cavity is present, we will remove the decay, clean the tooth and add a filling to restore your tooth to good as new with little to no pain. We offer both silver and tooth-colored composites. The composite white filling is an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional silver amalgam filling. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, composite white fillings are virtually invisible. 

Tooth colored composites offer the ability to effectively deal with cavities while maintaining the cosmetic appeal of a bright, white smile. The material is made from acrylic and glass particles, containing no mercury or other metals. Composites provide support to the remaining tooth structure and insulates against temperature changes all while blending in with your natural tooth color. Since composite fillings can be created for smaller restorations, less of your tooth structure is lost and less drilling is needed to restore your tooth. Your tooth colored composite can maintain it’s bright, lustrous appearance and structure by simply practicing good oral hygiene and avoiding staining beverages such as coffee, soda, and tea. 

Please contact us to schedule an appointment – We’re excited to meet you, and give you the best possible dental care in Des Moines!

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Beth Wright

I’ve been going to Dr. Gleichman at Dental Associates for over 15 years now. He and the rest of the staff are very knowledgeable and up to date on new techniques. They are very good at explaining everything in terms anyone can understand they are all very polite and caring. I’d recommend highly.


I've been going to Dental Associates for decades. Love my hygienist. She is so skilled at cleaning my teeth. My dentist is thorough and friendly. Great place to go to take care of your dental needs.

Bud Price

We moved to Des Moines last year and our son recommended Dr. Quick. We are so glad he did? At 73, I needed extensive work. The procedures were painless, and the costs more than fair. We love the staff, especially Dr. Quick 😁

Michelle Huenecke

Always a great experience, I have been going here for 10 plus years and my experience with the whole staff has always been extraordinary! Great place for your dental health.

David James

Nikki did a 10 out of 10 as always. I make a point to share with her that she is good at what she does and makes me feel comfortable as a patient.

Beth Damm

I look forward to my visits at Dental Associates. Friendly, professional and personal service. They take all of the extra precautions to keep their staff and patients safe and well.

David McVicker

I called for an emergency appt this morning due to a broken tooth and was gotten in promptly. Professional and friendly dental care as always. I really like this team. I would add that masks are required and the patient is responsible for bringing their own which is how it should be in my opinion.

Judy Prunty

I had a very good checkup with Dr. Quick. His hygienist was very good and gentle. Dr. Quick was very thorough as always. Great dentist!

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