Fillings

Dental Fillings in Dallas TX

A dentist will give a filling to restore the lost tooth structure. The parts of the tooth that are decayed are removed, the area is cleaned and then filled with a material, such as gold, porcelain, a composite resin or amalgam. This will restore a tooth back to its normal function and shape.

Dentists normally discover cavities while performing a routine checkup. To ensure you don’t have any cavities that could require a filling, check with your dentist. Call White Rock Dental in Dallas to schedule your checkup.

How Does the Dentist Check to See if I Need a Filling?

While inspecting your teeth, the dentist will visually check each tooth for any signs of decay. If something seems concerning, the dentist will further examine that tooth with special instruments and/or an X-ray. Once confirmed, the dentist will decide the best course of action.

Why Do You Need to Get Fillings?

If you have a cavity and it is not treated, the cavity can increase in size, causing more decay. You can also experience worsening pain and infections.

What Are the Different Filling Materials?

There are a variety of elements that will help your dentist decide on what type of filling may be best for you. Some factors may include where in your mouth the filling will be, how large the filling will be, if you have any allergies, as well as cost.

Basic types of fillings:

  • Gold – Ordered from an outside laboratory and cemented into place, lasting up to 20 years.
  • Amalgam (Silver) – An affordable option that is mainly used in back teeth because of its darker color.
  • Composite – Can be tinted different shades to help match your tooth color. Composites are usually better for smaller cavities because it can chip easier than other options.
  • Porcelain – Also produced in a lab, this option is colored to match your teeth and then bonded into place. Suitable for larger cavities.

Book an Appointment Now!

Almost everyone gets at least one cavity in their life. If you are experiencing any pain, you should have your dentist take a look. Taking care of problems right away will lessen the amount of work needed to be done and will save you money. Book your appointment at White Rock Dental in Dallas now!