Tooth-Colored Fillings (Composite Fillings for Dental Cavities) in Dallas, TX
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What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Dental cavities are a common problem that develops when bacteria erode your enamel. In the past, cavities were filled with an amalgam material, a mixture of different metals, such as silver or mercury. We now know that amalgam fillings do not adhere fully to the enamel, and mercury can be dangerous to your overall health. At Kissable Dental in Dallas, TX, our dentists use tooth-colored fillings made with composite resin to fill cavities and protect the tooth. We can also replace old metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings for a more reliable and better-looking treatment of cavities.
What Are the Benefits?
Traditional fillings may not be the best choice for everyone. However, tooth-colored fillings are a great option for Dallas, TX patients, including benefits such as:
- Trusted and efficient treatment option
- Camoflaugue into your natural tooth color
- Gives you a healthier smile
- Protects healthy tissues from progressing disease
Am I A Good Candidate for Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Composite resin tooth-colored fillings typically cover the decay in the enamel after it is cleaned by Dr. Composite resin is a useful material that can be used to correct other concerns with your teeth, including cracks or excessive wear on the enamel by bruxism (teeth grinding). Since the composite resin is colored to blend with your teeth, fillings may be used on the back and front teeth for a seamless finish. If you have metal fillings, talk to Dr. about getting them taken out and re-done with tooth-colored fillings.
What to Expect from Tooth-Colored Fillings
Getting a filling with composite resin at Kissable Dental is usually a simple process. The treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. Other forms of sedation may be considered if you have any fears or dental anxieties to help keep you relaxed during the procedure. As soon as you are ready, the decayed enamel can be removed using a special drill that our dentist will select based on where the cavity is located in the tooth and the level of decay. After the enamel is cleared away and the tooth is cleaned, the space will be filled with composite material and hardened. We will polish the filling material so it feels comfortable and matches your natural teeth.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Reviews
The staff is very friendly and will go through all the details with you prior to any procedure. It was my first visit and I got cleaning and fillings done. The doctor was good but I had some unanswered questions. It was my first time getting fillings done and she did great.
Love how easy it is to schedule appointments and having communication via text message. My family of 6 have all had xrays, panos, cleanings, sealants, one kid had fillings and I had whitening. Excellent service each time. All our appointments start on time no waiting. Service is quick, high tech and squeaky clean! Personable and friendly Drs who communicate each step of the way. I enjoy seeing same day before and after images of my teeth. My youngest kids age 7 who have been terrified of dentists did very well. The staff did a great job making it relaxing and fun. These are the same kids I had to have sedated at a pediatric dentist! They played their favorite movie on the ceiling, wore cool sunglasses, gentle friendly dentists and they left with huge prizes and swag--now they can't wait to go back! They didn't charge me extra for sealants for my kids and were less expensive on fillings than our former dentist's quote. Most importantly for me is super easy scheduling, easy communication via text no more voicemail phone tag and they bill my insurance correctly no surprise charges after the fact! I left our previous dentist who I loved but the front desk staff turnover and billing mistakes with my insurance I was done having a part time job correcting their billing errors or just paying for the mistake. This place is the total package from ease of scheduling to insurance billing with friendly thorough service in between. Wonderful front desk staff they are super friendly and very accomodating always have a smile on their faces.
Came in for a cleaning and they were able to fix some of my old fillings as well! Staff is very friendly and the office is clean. Very good pricing and would recommend to anyone looking for a dentist in Dallas!
The best dental experience I've ever had! The Doctor and staff were amazing! I got a cleaning and fillings done and I had no pain or discomfort what so ever! I will definitely return and recommend Kissable to my family and friends.
Workers were wonderful, kind, efficient and detailed during my appointment. Leaving me with a very positive impression and satisfaction with my tooth fillings.
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A Seamless, Healthy Smile
Cavities may begin as a small issue, but it is important to have them treated before they develop into a larger problem. At Kissable Dental in Dallas, TX, tooth decay and cavities can be treated with tooth-colored fillings. Our dentist will match the color of your natural teeth so you can have a seamless, healthy smile. If you suspect you or a family member have a cavity, contact our office to schedule a dental exam with our expert team.
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Tooth-Colored Fillings FAQs
Are tooth-colored fillings as durable as traditional amalgam fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are generally quite durable and suitable for small to medium-sized cavities. However, they might not be as suitable for very large or heavily stressed areas of the mouth, like molars that endure significant chewing forces. Your dentist will evaluate the size and location of the cavity to determine the most appropriate type of filling material.
How do I care for tooth-colored fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings do not require any special care. However, you should maintain good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings. Avoid biting on hard objects, as excessive force can damage the filling.
Are tooth-colored fillings more expensive than amalgam fillings?
Cost of tooth-colored fillings vary based on the cost of the materials and the technique involved in their placement. However, if there is added expense, many people consider the health and aesthetic benefits of tooth-colored fillings worth the extra cost.