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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Houston, TX

Tooth colored fillings in Houston

Tooth-colored fillings are popular in Houston which is why we are here to give you more information. Most people have heard of tooth decay. What they may not realize is just how common tooth decay really is. For Americans, tooth decay is actually the most common chronic health condition. Tooth decay can occur at any point in a person’s life; if you have teeth, you’re at risk for tooth decay.

Statistically speaking, adults will experience at least one cavity in their lives. This number can be much higher for people with poor oral habits, and certain lifestyle factors, and can even be influenced by genetics.

Previously, dentists tended to use metal amalgam fillings to fill cavities. These metal fillings were unattractive, and noticeable in your smile. But at the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we can repair cavities with a much more subtle solution: tooth-colored fillings. These attractive fillings match the appearance of your natural teeth; unlike metal fillings, they contain no potentially harmful mercury. In today’s post on our dental health blog, we’re going to tell you a little more about this attractive and safe solution for your teeth.

Tooth colored fillings in Houston

The 411 on tooth colored fillings

A tooth-colored dental filling is made from a material known as composite resin. Although composite resin fillings have been around for decades, in years past they weren’t durable enough to use for the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. Dental technology has advanced to the point where we can now use composite resin for any and all fillings, secure in the knowledge that they are long-lasting and strong.

It only takes one appointment to receive a tooth-colored filling. We begin by using local anesthesia to numb the area that will receive the filling. We offer a number of dental sedation options that can help make this a relaxing process. We always want you to feel comfortable in our office!

Once your mouth is numb, and you feel relaxed, we will clean the cavity. This includes removing the decayed tissue from your tooth. We then apply composite resin to the cavity. The composite resin acts as almost a putty; we apply it in thin layers to closely match the surface of your teeth.

After we have applied the composite resin and matched it to the surface of your teeth, we then harden it into place with a special light. Once the filling has hardened, we will polish it until it matches the sheen of your natural teeth. A completed filling looks just like a natural tooth! There is no recovery time–you will be free to eat and use the tooth within an hour or two of your procedure. Any sensitivity you may experience will fade away within a day or so.

How long do tooth colored fillings last?

Tooth-colored fillings last for decades if they are cared for properly. You will need to continue brushing your teeth twice a day; this helps remove any build-up of plaque. You will also want to floss to ensure that the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth are also free of decay. We will monitor the status of the filling at your regular dental check-ups.

Make an appointment

Do you think you may have a cavity that needs to be filled? Then schedule an appointment at the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX. We can perform a dental exam to determine what is causing your dental pain. If we determine you need a filling, the process is quick and easy. Contact us today at 713-955-0263. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

A Journey to Smile and Success

At our dental clinic, we often witness incredible transformations in the lives of our patients. One such remarkable story is that of Cristina, a determined and passionate individual who underwent a life-changing dental journey with us. From dental implants to lower braces, Cristina’s story is a testament to the power of a confident smile and the pursuit of dreams.

The Dreamer’s Dilemma

Cristina had always been passionate about cooking and sharing her culinary creations with others. Her love for food led her to dream of owning her own food truck, specializing in serving the best Pupusas in Houston. However, a dental issue was holding her back from pursuing her dream.

A Smile That Couldn’t Shine

For years, Cristina had struggled with missing teeth, making it difficult for her to eat her own delicious food creations. She watched her customers relish her dishes while she could only envy their enjoyment. Moreover, her inability to smile confidently made it challenging for her to connect with her customers on a personal level. It was a dream deferred, but Cristina was not ready to give up.

A Dental Transformation Begins

Determined to turn her dream into reality, Cristina sought our dental expertise. We recommended a comprehensive treatment plan that would involve dental implants to replace her missing teeth and lower braces to straighten the ones that could be saved. Cristina was ready to embark on her dental transformation journey.

Rediscovering the Joy of Eating

The dental implant procedure was a game-changer for Cristina. With her new set of teeth, she could finally taste her creations and enjoy the flavors she had been missing out on for so long. The simple act of eating became a joyful experience, and her passion for cooking grew stronger than ever.

A Smile That Radiates Confidence

As Cristina’s lower braces gradually worked their magic, her smile began to transform. No longer shy about her teeth, she radiated confidence and warmth when interacting with her customers. Her newfound self-assurance not only boosted her business but also made her feel like she was living her dream.

The Birth of Houston’s Best Pupusa Food Truck

With her smile restored, her passion for food rekindled, and her confidence at an all-time high, Cristina took the leap and opened her own food truck. Houston was about to experience the best Pupusas it had ever seen. Cristina’s dream had finally come true.

A Journey of Transformation

Cristina’s journey from dental implants to lower braces was truly life-changing. She not only regained her ability to eat and smile but also achieved her dream of becoming a successful food truck owner. Her story reminds us of the incredible impact that dental care can have on a person’s life, and it also serves as a testament to the power of determination and passion.

If you have a dream or a goal that seems out of reach due to dental issues, remember Cristina’s story. With the right dental care and determination, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. At our clinic, we’re here to help you make that journey towards a healthier, happier smile.

Contact us today and let us be a part of your transformation. Together, we can help you achieve your dreams and share your joy with the world, just like Cristina and The Best Pupusas in Houston.

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The Antoine Dental Difference

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Nayeli Mora

“Violeta and Maria made me feel really good, explained everything, really nice and clean place.”

Dewill Dolt

“I’m grateful that Antoine Dental Center took care of my daughters cleaning even when we had issues thanks Violeta and Maria”

Abena Shaw

“Outstanding customer service! The staff is professional & welcoming. I’d definitely recommend them to anybody in need of dental services.”

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