Thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry, there are natural looking, versatile, and strong dental materials such as composite resin. The tooth colored material is ideal for a dental filling and can restore beauty to a smile. Patients who do not like the appearance of silver amalgam fillings are delighted to find tooth colored composite resin fillings at Vivid Dental in Houston. Composite resin is biocompatible material that bonds to teeth providing longevity for dental fillings. By using this material, our team can help patients maintain white smiles regardless of the number of fillings they may need.
Our team cares about the overall health and wellbeing of our patients so we avoid amalgam fillings, which are composed of about half mercury. We also believe in strong preventive care plans that help avoid tooth decay and gum disease. It is important to know the symptoms of tooth decay so treatment can be sought promptly. Visible pits in the teeth, toothaches, tooth stains, tooth sensitivity, and pain when eating or drinking cold or hot foods and beverages are signs of cavities. These holes or cavities in the tooth enamel can grow larger and lead to gum disease or infection.
If you have experienced any signs of tooth decay, we recommend scheduling an appointment so we can examine the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums. Your appointment may include taking x-rays. If you are a candidate for a dental filling, a treatment plan will be devised to meet your needs.
During the dental filling procedure, the tooth and the area surrounding it will be numbed with local anesthetic. We can also provide sedation to ease any anxiety during treatment. We will remove the decayed portions of the tooth and prepare the space for the filling. The area will be filled with composite resin to restore health, function, and beauty to the smile.
Our team strives to provide conservative as well as gentle treatment. After a single appointment, you can experience pain relief from a constant or throbbing toothache. Schedule a consultation by calling 281-809-4902.