Dental Fillings in Corpus Christi, TX
Natural-Looking Tooth Restorations to Restore Functionality & Comfort
At Gentle Dental Spa, we use dental fillings to help adult and pediatric patients preserve their healthy, beautiful teeth and avoid additional damage. Dental fillings are a common dental treatment to remedy a very common dental problem: tooth decay. The composite fillings we use at Gentle Dental Spa are placed with the most advanced technology and techniques for long-lasting dental restorations that look and feel natural. Fillings may be necessary to restore teeth affected by decay, chips, or cracks. One sign you may need a filling is experiencing a toothache, as it could indicate decay or fracture.
What Is the Difference Between Composite Filling & Metal/Amalgam Fillings?
Composite resin fillings are a common alternative to metal/amalgam fillings that is not only more aesthetically pleasing, but also completely safe and non-toxic. They are color-matched to your natural teeth, unlike metal fillings that are much more visible to the naked eye. While The American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs has concluded that both amalgam and composite materials are considered safe and effective for tooth restoration, most people prefer the natural look and long-lasting restoration provided by composite resin dental fillings.
The Process of Getting a Dental Filling
If you have a cavity as a result of tooth decay or trauma, you’ll need it filled to correct the damage. The following steps outline the process of getting a dental filling:
- Dr. Gee isolates the tooth to be filled so it doesn’t come into contact with your saliva.
- Any existing tooth decay is removed and cleaning.
- An etchant and bonding agent are applied before the composite resin.
- The composite resin is hardened using a special light placed on the filled tooth.
- The composite resin is shaped to resemble a natural tooth.
- The restoration is then smoothed and polished for full functionality and bite comfort.
The result of high-quality composite fillings is a beautiful, healthy smile. For more information about our dental fillings, call our office today at (361) 238-5121 or contact us online now.
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