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.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Reviews
"Was greeted - I arrived early, everyone was courteous, procedure was explained. Everything went well with minimum discomfort. Tooth was filled and no issues since Monday. Thanks "- E. / Demandforce / Sep 30, 2014
"I think I started going to the dentist as soon as I got teeth. I have fillings on almost all of my teeth and now they are getting old and needing attention. Dr. Davis is so helpful at making the call when my fillings have had it. His?"- P. / Citysearch / Feb 14, 2011
"I was in and out quickly, no pain no fuss, just professionally perfectly filled tooth. Thanks Spiker"- J.B. / Facebook / Sep 26, 2016
"The people who work at Cosmetic Dental Associates are consistently reliable and extremely talented, kind, and professional, and I trust them completely with my dental care. Becky who manages the office at the front desk is wonderful, and so are the dental hygienists and dental team members Marijo, Kim, and Janice. They are so on top of everything, plus they always are so welcoming and have great communication skills. They are like this with me and with everyone I have seen them interacting with over the past six years or so that I've been going to the dental office for regular teeth cleanings and for the few cavity fillings that I unfortunately had to do. Dr. Matt Guerre does a fantastic job. He is very personable and professional, and has very great attention to detail. He explains scientific details very well- in both layman's terms and in technical terms. He is very thorough and makes sure that he and the team there do the very best job that can be done. Sending a special thank you to Becky and Marijo who I have interacted with the most at the office. Check out this dental office if you want to have a go-to place where you know you'll always be cared for and educated by extremely skilled dental care professionals."- E.D. / Yelp / Jan 18, 2018
"Dr. Davis and Nicole are wonderful....very patient. (Especially for someone as fearful of the dentist chair as I am). He is very thorough and always tells me step by step what he is going to do and what to expect before he does it. His office staff is also great! I would highly recommend! "- C. / Demandforce / Jun 18, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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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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