Houston Dentist Serving Patients in Baytown, Channelview, Pasadena and Nearby Areas of Texas
When a cavity forms, dental fillings are necessary to help prevent further damage to the tooth. When not placed, decay can continue to spread, eventually resulting in tooth infection – which may necessitate extraction.
The dental fillings placed at our Houston family dentistry office help prevent the spread of decay and eventual tooth infection by restoring tooth structure in areas where cavities are present. We do this with nontoxic composite resin that can be shaded to match the color of your teeth perfectly – allowing our dental fillings to fit seamlessly into your smile. If a filling alone will not suffice, we also offer inlays and onlays and tooth colored crowns that can serve similar purposes but may be better for larger areas of decay. We will talk about this in more datil while planning your restoration during your next visit to our office.
To schedule your consultation with Houston family dentist Dr. Sanaz Khavari, please contact Love Brushing Dentistry online or by calling 713-490-2088 today. Located in Houston, we serve families living in The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, and all surrounding areas of Texas.
The Benefits of White Dental Fillings
Metal dental fillings can detract from the quality of your smile. There is also enough compelling evidence to suggest they are unsafe that the ADA recommends they not be placed in children or pregnant women.
Safety issues aside, Houston family dentist Dr. Sanaz Khavari has decided to only offer tooth colored fillings due to the many benefits they offer. Among the most impressive are:
- Able to be bonded to the teeth, white fillings will not come loose or fall out
- Because they do not need to be packed into a cavity, tooth colored fillings protect a greater amount of natural tooth structure
- Shaded to match teeth in color, composite dental fillings do not detract from the quality of the smile
- Made of high quality composite resin, safe and nontoxic white fillings can protect teeth for a lifetime
Metal fillings require a large hole be drilled for placement. They are also impacted by temperature fluctuations that can cause them to expand and contract, resulting in additional tooth damage or the eventual loss of the filling itself. White fillings have none of these problems, but offer all of the same benefits as traditional fillings. Better still, tooth colored fillings are typically stronger and are more likely to remain so for a lifetime.