Houston area dentist offers tooth colored fillings

Cavities are a common dental issue for many patients, even when they take good care of their smiles. They can develop in areas that are difficult to clean with brushing and flossing, and can occur when patients fail to maintain regular dental visits with the team at Vivid Dental. When patients in the Houston area are experiencing problems with cavities, they need to visit a dental team for treatment. Our practice can help!


It used to be that most dentists used silver amalgam fillings to address areas of decay. Silver amalgam fillings are made with up to 50 percent mercury. When heated, mercury can release toxins that are unsafe for humans. Heating can occur with chewing foods or enjoying warm beverages. The toxins can enter the bloodstream and result in higher risks for certain medical conditions.


Instead, the team of Vivid Dental wants to ensure that patients use healthy alternatives that provide effective treatment of cavities. This means using materials that are safe for the mouth and body. We utilize composite resin fillings, which are tooth-colored. This ensures they blend in beautifully with the smile and do not stand out as obvious dental restorations.


Composite resin fillings can last a long time, and provide better coverage. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, tooth colored fillings do not expand and contract in the same way. This keeps bacteria from entering inside the tooth and resulting in an infection. The other benefit is the obvious cosmetic appearance of composite resin fillings. Since these tooth-colored fillings are safe and aesthetic, they are often the treatment of choice for many of our patients over silver amalgam fillings anyway!


If you reside in the Houston area and want to visit a dental team that offers tooth-colored fillings for the treatment of dental decay, contact the team at Vivid Dental today to book a consultation appointment. We can help patients decide which treatment options are right for them and discuss the appropriate ways of addressing issues with aesthetics in mind!

Dr. Monti Harpalani, Vivid Dental

Vivid Dental

Dr. Monti Harpalani

Dr. Monti Harpalani is one of the most respected and highly sought-after dentists in Houston TX. Having graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery, he furthered his passion for dentistry through a yearlong General Practice Residency at the Woodhull Medical Center in New York. Here he gained exposure to the fields of cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Since then Dr. Harpalani has had extensive hands-on experience and training in the varied facets of dental care and is keen on providing his patients with customized and comprehensive dental care. Through his dental practice, Vivid Dental, he brings to patients cutting edge and modern dental treatments such as Lumineers, Veneers, and Six Month Smiles. Also, he provides traditional solutions such as crowns, implants and root canal procedures and can also be contacted for dental emergencies.

11560 FM 1960 West,
Suite #200,
Houston, TX 77065
(281) 809 4902

Our Office Hours

Monday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Emergencies Seen Promptly


Amenities Offered

  • Friendly, Caring Staff
    (Each Has a Gentle Touch)
  • Living Room Style Waiting Area
  • TVs in Treatment Rooms
    (PLUS Pillows, Blankets, & Warm Scented Towels)
  • Internet Station &
    Complimentary Refreshments
    in Reception Area
  • Insurance Friendly &
    Flexible Financing