During every regular dental checkup, the experts at Highland Oaks Family Dentistry check for cavities and tooth decay. If this type of damage is detected, in most cases, a tooth-colored filling can restore the tooth to its normal health, function and appearance.
If a tooth has been exposed to bacteria or plaque over a prolonged period of time, a cavity may develop. Cavities refer to the small holes or voids that appear in damaged or decayed teeth. If left untreated, the cavity may develop into more serious issues.
A dental filling is a dental restoration that is applied to mildly decayed or damaged teeth. Fillings are extremely effective restorations and have been proven to prevent future fractures or breakages. Our dental professionals offer composite tooth-colored fillings that provide excellent function while having a natural look. They are also safer than traditional amalgam fillings, as they release no harmful toxins into the body.
Our tooth-colored fillings can be applied in just one visit. The process begins with cleaning out the damaged or decayed tooth of any unwanted deterioration or decay, as well as any existing filling material. We will then seal off any small holes or voids with our composite filling substance. The final step is polishing and shaping the tooth so that it achieves a natural appearance.
If you have a cavity or mild decay, a tooth-colored filling will restore its function and natural appearance. To learn more or to begin the process toward healthier teeth, please give us a call at (817) 520-5255 to schedule an appointment.