If you have a cavity or other minor tooth damage, our dentist may recommend repairing your tooth with a dental filling. Fillings are a simple restoration designed to return your tooth to full strength and function so you can once again enjoy a healthy smile. There are two main types of fillings: silver amalgam fillings and composite fillings. While amalgam fillings have been used for many years, composite (tooth-colored) fillings are more commonly used today as they match the natural color of your teeth to give you a more aesthetic final result for your smile.
What Are Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings are a type of restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. Dr. Farid Noie may recommend a filling if your tooth has:
- Been damaged by decay (such as by a cavity)
- Sustained damage from fracturing or chipping
Fillings work by literally “filling in” the damaged portion of the tooth, restoring its original structure and function.
The Dental Filling Process
Dental fillings can be completed in just one appointment. When you receive a filling, our dentist will begin by providing a local anesthetic to numb the area. The damaged and decayed portions of the tooth will be removed, and the tooth thoroughly cleaned to remove all traces of decay. The filling material is then placed, and our dentist will shape and sculpt it to match the natural contours of the tooth.
Benefits of Dental Fillings
Benefits of dental fillings include:
- Treating and preventing further tooth decay
- A more conservative treatment that preserves your natural tooth structure
- A quick treatment that allows you to leave after just one appointment with a renewed smile
- Relief from discomfort
- Restored oral function
- The strengthening of weakened teeth
- A long-lasting solution for your teeth and smile
Call Unicare Center for Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry today at 281-332-4700 to make your appointment with Dr. Noie and learn more about dental fillings in Webster, Texas!
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