Tooth Colored Fillings in Hewitt, TX
Protect Your Teeth From Cavities
When you allow too much bacteria to accumulate in your mouth, it leads to tooth decay. As decay spreads through and attacks your teeth, it leaves hollow spaces called cavities. Without treatment, cavities can lead to further infection and even tooth loss.
If you have a cavity, we can restore your tooth with a composite filling. Explore our guide to learn how you can benefit from this convenient treatment.
Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings
Until recent years, most dentists used amalgam fillings to treat cavities. Made from metal, these fillings are highly noticeable when you smile and they contain mercury, which concerns a lot of patients.
That’s why we use composite fillings at our practice. Made from a tooth-colored resin, these fillings are customized to match the shade of your natural teeth and blend in beautifully with your smile.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Composite fillings offer several advantages, some of which include:
- Customized to match your natural tooth color
- Can repair teeth that are cracked, chipped, or severely worn down from decay
- Restores full strength to your tooth
- Bonds directly to your existing tooth structure
- Preserves more of your natural tooth structure than metal fillings
Visit Central Texas Dental Care for Composite Fillings
If you feel any pain or sensitivity in your tooth, this could indicate that you have a cavity. Call our practice at (254) 666-1686 to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Sager. We’ll eliminate tooth decay and relieve your discomfort, helping your smile look better than ever before.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are tooth-colored fillings made of?
Tooth-colored fillings are made of three components, including plastic, silica, and glass. Together, these materials form a composite resin that’s customized to match the color of your natural teeth to seamlessly blend in with your smile.
Are tooth-colored fillings better than silver amalgam fillings?
Both silver amalgam fillings and tooth-colored fillings are effective in treating cavities and providing durable, long-lasting results. However, tooth-colored composite fillings are a more attractive, natural-looking option for preserving your tooth. Best of all, they save as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, unlike traditional silver fillings.
How long do tooth-colored fillings last?
Tooth-colored composite fillings are designed to last anywhere from seven to 10 years, or possibly even longer with good oral hygiene. This means brushing twice a day and flossing daily, along with scheduling regular check-ups and dental cleanings with Dr. Sager. By doing so, you’ll maintain healthy teeth and gums to last a lifetime
How much do tooth-colored fillings cost?
Tooth-colored fillings can range anywhere from $90 to $250, depending on several factors. At your initial consultation with Dr. Sager, we’ll provide you with a more accurate cost after examining your teeth and discussing your options. Most insurance companies cover a portion of the cost, but it’s best to contact them to understand your coverage.
Dr. Sager offers affordable financing options to ensure patients receive the necessary care they deserve. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at (254) 666-1686 and one of our team members will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
What happens during the dental filling process?
When receiving a dental filling, Dr. Sager will provide you with a local anesthetic to help relieve any pain or discomfort during the procedure. He’ll safely remove the decayed portion of the tooth and prepare the area for your new composite filling. The infected tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and sterilized to prevent any possible complications.
Dr. Sager will fill the area with a tooth-colored filling that’s crafted to blend in with your natural teeth. He’ll finish up by buffing the surface to ensure a smooth and seamless-looking tooth restoration.