Tooth Colored Filling In Katy Texas

Are you searching for tooth colored filling for tooth decay treatment? The American Dental Association recommends that you have your teeth professionally cleaned and examined every six months, or when your dentist recommends.

However, sometimes a dental cavity can form despite your best effort. If you get a dental cavity, Peek Dentistry can help in restoring the tooth back to health and function with a dental filling.

Before and after white tooth filling

Types of Tooth Fillings

There are two main types of materials used for dental fillings.

  1. Amalgam- This is the silver/black filling materials that you see routinely on older fillings. At Peek Dentistry, we do not use this type of filling material because there’s a newer material.
  2. White Composite filling- This is the newer type of dental fillings that’s made of strong resin material that’s bonded micromechanically and chemically to the tooth, which ensures a good longevity as well as esthetics.

What are fillings used for?

A tooth needs a filling usually for one of the following reasons:

1. Dental Cavity

Cavity just means there a hole. Dental cavity just means that there’s actually a hole in your tooth. There’s a lot of reason why this could have happened. However, if you don’t fix the hole ASAP, just like a pothole on the road, the hole can become bigger and become much harder to fix down the road.

2. Sensitivity

Sometimes teeth becomes thinner over time, either from physical wear, trauma, or other factors. White bonded tooth fillings can help restore the tooth structure as well as reduce sensitivity.

Process to doing a dental filling

1. Numbing

A topical numbing jelly is applied first, and then the patient receives an injection to numb up the gum and teeth to be worked on. 

2. Tooth Preparation

After the patient is numbed well, any decay and weak tooth structure is removed and tooth is thoroughly cleaned.

3. Filling

After proper cleaning and bonding, the tooth is filled with a strong modern composite material and then polished.

4. Final check

The tooth and filling is polished to check to make sure all the margin is smooth and bite is normal.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will be numbed very well before the procedure is even started. The filling process will not hurt.

Dental filling difficulty depends on a lot of factors such as the amount of decay, which can lead to longer preparation. But in general fillings should take between 1-2 hours to complete.

Dental fillings are usually covered partly by dental insurances, your insurance set the prices. If you don’t have insurance, we have in house saving plan that allows you discounts! Dental fillings cost significantly less than a lot of other dental procedure. Don’t let your oral health deteriorate, fix the problem while it is small.