Dental Fillings

Fillings in Houston, TX

If you have mild to moderate cavities in your teeth, our dentists in Houston, TX may recommend dental fillings to restore your teeth’s function and safeguard the aesthetics of your smile. When cavities are caught in good time, fillings are the most appropriate form of treatment. Failure to arrest the development of cavities in good time may necessitate more invasive, complicated, and expensive procedures such as root canal therapy.

There are two categories of dental fillings in Houston, TX, namely direct and indirect fillings. Direct fillings are applied directly to the affected teeth, while indirect fillings, also known as inlays and onlays, are fabricated in a lab.

Here at Dream Dental, we offer different types of fillings near you to suit your needs. Contact us today if you’re experiencing signs that may indicate the need to get dental fillings. Such symptoms include toothaches, increased sensitivity, dark spots on your teeth, and the presence of visible cavities.

Types of Dental Fillings

Many years ago, patients looking to repair their teeth after a bout of dental caries had to contend with silver amalgam fillings. Today, the options are less limited. Here at Dream Dental, we offer different types of dental fillings, including:

  • Gold fillings
  • Ceramic/porcelain fillings
  • Glass ionomer fillings
  • Composite resin fillings
  • Silver amalgam fillings

These fillings offer varying pros and cons. Our dentists near you will guide you in choosing the right dental fillings for your unique needs.

Dental Fillings Treatment Procedure

Our dentist will begin by administering anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Next, the dentist will use an appropriate dental tool, such as a dental drill or a laser device, to eliminate all decay from the affected tooth. After cleaning and disinfecting the tooth, the dentist uses your preferred filling material to seal the tooth.

The application procedure may differ slightly depending on the material used. For instance, composite resin material is applied in layers. Each layer is then cured or hardened before the application of subsequent layers.

Have you recently taken notice of cavities in your teeth? It’s not too late to take action. Dream Dental provides different types of tooth fillings in Houston, TX, as well as other dental restorations. Contact our friendly Houston, TX team today to book an appointment with one of our dentists near you.

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