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Tooth-Colored Fillings in Houston, TX

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About Tooth-Colored Fillings

Old-fashioned metal fillings are a thing of the past thanks to tooth-colored fillings. Just like amalgam, or traditional fillings, the tooth-colored ones are used to restore form and function to decayed and cavity-riddled teeth. In Houston, Texas, Cosmetic Dental Associates uses this new generation of fillings to provide durability and resistance to further decay and damage with a more cosmetically appealing filler. With its natural-looking appearance, it’s difficult to distinguish between the filled tooth and the rest of a patient’s teeth. Tooth-colored fillings can be used for new cavities or to replace old metal fillings.

What to Expect

The dentist offers patients a one-of-a-kind experience when undergoing a filling procedure. Prior to the procedure, the patient’s tooth is photographed and measured to create a filling that is comfortable and matches the shade of their tooth. The filling, made of resin, is then bonded to the tooth. The procedure seeks to create a filling that perfectly fits your tooth and covers the entire area that needs protection. This procedure can cause minor pain and discomfort, so most patients will not be able to immediately return to their regular routines.

What Are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

At our Houston, TX facility, we are pleased to provide our patients with cutting-edge techniques in dental treatment. Natural-looking fillings are a reliable and effective solution, giving patients numerous upsides, such as:

  • Appealing look that flawlessly blends with your smile
  • Shielding against dental caries
  • Protecting against debris and plaque collection
  • Swift, convenient procedure that yields lasting prevention

Treatment Aftercare

Following filling procedure, patients will need time, at least 1 – 3 hours, to allow their anesthesia to wear off before they can leave the office. Patients should be cautious in talking or chewing so they do not bite the inside of their mouth or tongue while the area is numb. The gums may also be tender or sore at the injection site, but this will subside in a day or so. The tooth or teeth will be sensitive to hot or cold liquids or food for a short time, this is normal and temporary. Should patients feel any extreme discomfort or unevenness in the tooth after the anesthesia has worn off, please call our office immediately. Patients should not expect to receive any medication or special instructions unless directed by the dentist during their consultation or after surgery.

Anticipated Costs

Like other dental procedures, the cost of a tooth-colored filling is dependent upon the amount of work that needs to be done and the materials needed. The average cost for a filling typically ranges between $225 to $500 per tooth. Patients should contact their insurance company prior to visiting our office, to inquire if this procedure is covered within their policy. For those without insurance or looking to pay the cost out of pocket, payment options can be discussed during consultation.

Tooth-colored fillings FAQs

How long do tooth-colored fillings last?

Cosmetic Dental Associates informs each patient about the longevity of their dental treatments and procedures. This includes the materials used in tooth-colored fillings! Our durable fillings should last for years if you continue to care for your teeth and gums and visit for frequent cleanings.

Is special care required for tooth-colored fillings?

No. The only requirement for tooth-colored fillings is that you keep up with regular dental checkups and cleanings. Our team in Houston, TX, can remove plaque and tartar before it gets a chance to damage the material, prolonging its lifespan! Patients are also asked to brush and floss daily.

Can I replace metal fillings?

You certainly can! Tooth-colored fillings offer a wide array of shades and colors to best match your natural tooth enamel. They look great and function well. No one will even know you had them done. Ask our staff about replacing your current metal fillings with tooth-colored ones today.

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Our dental office would be honored to help you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming of. Our tooth-colored fillings help to maintain the overall beauty of your smile as well as ensuring that you can have comfort. Schedule an appointment to see if tooth-colored filling are the right treatment for you.

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