Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States. It affects people of all ages. In fact, most people have at least one cavity by the time they reach adulthood. Thankfully, dental fillings have become a solution to restoring teeth suffering from decay.
Tooth-colored dental fillings, also known as composite resins due to the material, have been used for several decades. In the past, composite resin was not durable enough for your back teeth, which received a lot of pressure from biting and chewing. Today, Antoine Dental Center uses state-of-the-art materials that are strong enough to restore your tooth for many years.
Traditional fillings made from amalgam (also known as silver fillings) leaves your smile with unsightly dark spots. In addition, these old amalgam fillings contain mercury, raising concerns for those with metal allergies or who may be susceptible to mercury poisoning. Today, our Houston dental fillings expert can provide you with an attractive, safe solution that leaves your smile just as beautiful as ever.
If you are a candidate for a tooth colored filling, our expert in dental fillings in Houston will begin by numbing the treatment area. The decayed tissue will then be removed. Because there is no need to create retention grooves, healthier tissue can be preserved. Once the cavity has been cleaned, the putty-like composite resin material will be applied in thin layers and shaped to match the surface of the tooth. We will finish by curing the resin with a high-intensity light and polishing the filling to match the sheen of the tooth. Once the filling is finished, it will blend seamlessly with the rest of the tooth.
If you suffer from tooth decay, contact our experts at Antoine Dental Center today and schedule an appointment for tooth-colored fillings. We look forward to restoring your smile!