Dental Fillings in Cinco Ranch, TX
Dental fillings are not only used to treat cavities which have been drilled out, but are excellent solutions to a variety of other dental problems.
At Cinco Ranch Family Dentistry, we perform dental fillings in Cinco Ranch, TX for children and adults, helping you maintain and protect your teeth. Call us at (281) 407-5442 to schedule an appointment with us.
What Is A Dental Filling?
A dental filling is a procedure to restore a tooth by cleaning damage or decay and “filling” in the remaining space with a special, dentally-compatible material.
The material can vary and depends on your dentist’s expert recommendation, as well as whether you have any allergies that require a specific material choice. Filling materials can include gold or silver alloys, amalgam, porcelain, or composite resin.
When Is A Dental Filling Necessary?
Dental fillings are used to restore teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay and/or cavities. Tooth decay, cavities, and other dental problems can cause damage to the tooth’s interior layer of dentin. Over time, this dentin layer can break down, causing the tooth to develop a cavity or “decay.”
To prevent further damage, a dentist may recommend that you have a dental filling placed into the damaged space in your tooth.
Not sure whether you need a dental filling? Our experts perform many dental fillings in Cinco Ranch, TX and can help you determine whether a dental filling is necessary to protect your oral health. Contact Cinco Ranch Family Dentistry at (281) 407-5442 with any questions or concerns.
What Is The Process Of Getting A Dental Filling?
When you visit us for your dental filling in Cinco Ranch, our expert dentists will make sure you are comfortable and feel no pain before they begin the procedure. If necessary, we also have several anesthetic options and sedation dentistry available.
The procedure starts with your dentist using specialized instruments to remove all decay or damage, sanitizing the tooth and cleaning it thoroughly to make sure there are no traces left.
Once the area is completely clean and free of debris, your dentist will prepare the area and perform the filling.
Finally, they clean, refine and polish the tooth to the right shape and size. Depending on the filling material, you may have several layers applied, with a UV light hardening each layer as it is processed.
Dental fillings are a fast and effective way to preserve your teeth and protect them against further damage or decay. Call (281) 407-5442 to schedule your appointment at Cinco Ranch Family Dentistry for dental fillings in Cinco Ranch, TX.
How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?
Because most dental fillings are made of highly durable materials, most fillings can last 10 years or more until they start to show signs of wear and tear.
The actual lifespan of your filling will depend on your oral hygiene, the nature of the material, and other factors.
How Much Does It Cost To Have A Dental Filling?
The cost of a dental filling depends on several factors, including your individual needs, the extent of decay, and the type of filling material used. Certain materials such as gold are more expensive than other materials, while composite resin or ceramic fillings can be colored to match your existing teeth.
We can help you determine whether your insurance will cover the cost of your dental filling, and give you expert advice on the best options for your individual needs.