If you have decayed, chipped, or broken tooth, your dentist at Smile Bright Dental Studio may fix the area by filling the affected area using what is called a dental filling. A dental filling is used to patch up the problem areas of a tooth, which can have a positive impact on your overall smile since it makes the affected tooth functional and gives the appearance of natural and healthy teeth.
There are a variety of dental materials that you can choose to make up dental fillings, including:
Composite Fillings: These tooth-colored fillings are preferred by Smile Bright Dental Studio patients for their natural look. These types of fillings are also mercury-free. They do need to be replaced every ten years or so as they are prone to chipping or regular wear-and-tear.
Silver Amalgam Fillings: These fillings have been used for over a hundred years. While they are a cornerstone of dentistry, patients often complain about their unsightly appearance and how visible they are. While patients often bring up concerns about the mercury content of silver amalgam, there is no scientific evidence linking any oral issues to these fillings. They are the longest-lasting type of filling.
Gold Fillings: These fillings are strong like silver fillings but more expensive. Patients who choose this type of filling usually do so because they like the way that it looks.
Porcelain Fillings: More expensive than composite fillings but with the same natural appearance as composite fillings, porcelain fillings are comparable to silver in sturdiness and do not stain.
It is important to have regular dental check-ups since not all oral health problems have easy-to-detect symptoms such as pain or toothache. We recommend that you have check-ups and cleanings twice a year. Call now to schedule an appointment or to ask for more information about dental fillings in Fulshear, TX.
It is important to have regular dental check-ups, since not all oral health problems, have easy-to-detect symptoms such as pain or toothache. Smile Bright Dental Studio staff recommend that you have check-ups and cleanings twice a year. Call now to schedule an appointment for every six months or to ask for more information about dental fillings. We also offer services in surrounding Simonton, Foster, Cinco Ranch, Katy, Cross Creek Ranch, Brookshire, and Cumings.