About Tooth-Colored Fillings
One of the best reasons to go to a once a year oral examination is so our dentists at Waterside Dental Care can spot problems, like cavities in the teeth, gum diseases, and enamel decay in their first stages. Tooth-colored fillings, or composite resin fillings, can fill and seal an area of the tooth that has been infected with a cavity. Tooth-colored fillings may be used to repair cracked and broken teeth, and areas of the teeth that are worn out from nail-biting, misuse, and teeth grinding. Unlike worn out amalgams, tooth-colored fillings are created from a composite resin that is dyed to blend into the natural teeth for fillings that retain the normal appearance of the teeth. A filling is a, straightforward fix at our Richmond, TX office by our dentists. With ideal care, a filling can seal the teeth for near 10 years.
"Me and my daughter our patients and enjoy are visit with Waterside Dental. My 11 year old has gone to different dentist offices and has always been scared to go for her visits. But with waterside dental she feels comfortable and likes to come to them and has no fears to her visits. Her tooth Extraction went great as her first time visit as a new patient."- S.T. / Google / Jan 28, 2020
"Sarah was simply brilliant. Took away my coffee and tea stains. Couldn’t be any happier. Thank you Ms Sarah."- I.C. / Google / Dec 12, 2019
"I was impressed with how thorough they are. Great service and very friendly staff!"- M.S. / Google / Nov 23, 2019
"friendly efficiency."- C.P. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"I have been a new patient for about one month and have had three appts in that time. After my initial exam and X-ray I went back for my cleaning and one cavity. About two weeks later I had a Torus Mandibular erupt through the gum, rough boney protrusion, during the weekend. I called first thing Monday morning and the dentist was able to see me later that day. The problem was taken care at that time. The reception staff has been very nice and polite. The Dentist and her dental assistants are also very friendly and professional. I have no complaints."- M.S. / Yelp / Sep 30, 2019
What to Expect
A filling can be completed while at Waterside Dental Care with the patient under local anesthesia for any discomfort or anxiety. Once the patient is prepped, our dentists will use a drill to accurately take off the affected area of the tooth enamel. After that, our dentists will etch the tooth with an acid gel to safely bond the filling when it is placed. The resin is put on and hardened with a laser light. Our dentists will continue to brush on layers of resin and harden them with the light until the tooth is strong and sealed. Any extra resin can be removed with the drill for a smooth finish.
After the composite resin filling is on and dried, our dentists will polish the resin for level edges. Once the numbing agent has worn off, the patient usually has sensitivity to temperatures, tastes, pressure, and additional sensations. This sensitivity is short-lived and should not be noticeable for more than two weeks. The patient should start a consistent home mouth care program, including brushing, flossing, mouthwash, in addition to on-going professional cleanings and exams at Waterside Dental Care. Our dentists will monitor the situation of the dental filling at each visit and help the patient understand when they need a fresh filling.
The majority of dental insurance providers pay a portion of the cost of a dental filling whether it is a first tooth-colored filling or a replacement for an older amalgam filling. Waterside Dental Care will aid each individual in understanding their dental insurancecoverage and their financial responsibility at their appointment. For patients who don't have insurance coverage, our dentists provide a variety of financial plans through Waterside Dental Care in Richmond, TX.
Plan Your Procedure
Dental decay could happen to everyone, although they don't have to diminish the the appearance of the smile with fillings at Waterside Dental Care in Richmond, TX. These fillings replace areas of decay and support the tooth while matching the natural teeth to blend flawlessly. Talk to our dentists about how dental fillings can enhance the dental enamel while keeping the smile dazzling!
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