About Tooth-Colored Fillings
One of the critical reasons to schedule a yearly dental exam is so our dentists at Creek Crossing Dental Care and Orthodontics can catch issues, including dental cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay in their early stages. Tooth-colored fillings, or composite resin fillings, can fill and seal a section of the tooth enamel that has been infected with bacteria. Tooth-colored fillings can also be used to treat cracked or broken teeth, as well as teeth that have become worn down from teeth grinding, nail-biting, and misuse. Unlike out-of-date metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings are made from a composite resin that can be colored to match the natural teeth for fillings that maintain the attractive appearance of the smile. A composite resin filling is a quick, easy treatment at our Mesquite, TX office by our dentists. With proper care, a tooth-colored filling can protect the teeth for about ten years.
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What to Expect
A tooth-colored filling can be performed in Creek Crossing Dental Care and Orthodontics with the patient under sedation for any pain and discomfort. Once the patient is prepared, our dentists will use a drill to carefully remove the decayed area of the enamel. Then, our dentists will incise the dental enamel with an acid gel to help bond the tooth-colored filling when it is finished. The resin is applied and hardened with a targeted light. Our dentists will continue to place layers of resin and harden them with the light until the tooth is sturdy and capped. Any leftover resin can be cleaned with the drill for a level finish.
Immediately after the tooth-colored filling is placed and fully dried, our dentists will buff the resin for smooth edges. As soon as the sedation is gone, the patient may notice sensitivity to cold, hot, pressure, sweet tastes, and more sensations. This sensitivity is temporary and should not continue for more than 1 - 2 weeks. The patient should incorporate a regular home oral care routine, including brushing and flossing, in addition to regular exams and cleanings at Creek Crossing Dental Care and Orthodontics. Our dentists will evaluate the condition of the tooth-colored filling at each visit and help the patient determine when they may consider a new filling.
Most dental insurance policies cover part of the bill of a tooth-colored filling whether it is an original dental filling or a replacement for an existing silver amalgam filling. Creek Crossing Dental Care and Orthodontics will help each patient in comprehending their insurancecoverage and personal cost during the consultation. For patients who don't have dental insurance, our dentists have several payment and financing options through Creek Crossing Dental Care and Orthodontics in Mesquite, TX.
Plan Your Procedure
Cavities can happen to anyone, but they don't have to ruin the appearance and function of the teeth with tooth-colored fillings at Creek Crossing Dental Care and Orthodontics in Mesquite, TX. These fillings shield areas of decay and strengthen the dental enamel while matching the tooth shade to blend perfectly. Talk to our dentists about how tooth-colored fillings can repair the teeth while keeping the smile gorgeous!