Tooth-Colored Fillings (Composite Fillings for Dental Cavities) in Allen, TX

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What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Cavities, one of the most common dental problems, happen when your enamel erodes. Cavities used to be filled with a mixture of metals, including silver or mercury. We now know that amalgam fillings do not adhere very well to the teeth and that mercury can be dangerous to your health. At The Dentist of Allen, we use tooth-colored fillings made with a composite resin to fill and protect cavities. Our team in Allen, TX can also remove old metal fillings and replace them with tooth-colored fillings for a safer and better-looking solution to filling cavities.

What Should I Expect from Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Getting a filling at The Dentist of Allen is usually a simple treatment. The treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic to minimize your discomfort. Other forms of sedation can be included to deal with fear or anxiety. Once you're prepared, the decayed enamel is removed using a dental drill that we will select based on the location of the cavity and the amount of decay. Once the enamel is treated and the tooth is cleaned, the cavity will be filled with the composite resin and allowed to set. We will then polish the composite resin so it matches your other teeth.

You will be able to return to your normal day after your tooth-colored filling is done, but you may have some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures for several days. You can use over-the-counter pain relief medication to treat discomfort or inflammation, but you shouldn't have any major problems. If after a few days the filling feels uneven or high, please call us. Your filling can be kept clean by following a regular home care routine, including daily flossing and brushing. We will check your filling during your annual exam to determine if it should be repaired or replaced at any point.

The dentists at Allen Dental have provided excellent dental care for my husband and me for the past six years, using advanced dental technology. All the members of the practice are committed to providing a comfortable, friendly and welcoming environment. They now provide a dental plan within their practice that is both reasonable and well designed for their patients. Additionally, they provide pediatric dental care. We feel very fortunate to have Allen Dental caring for our dental needs.

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Always a great dental experience at The Dentist of Allen.

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Awesome dental cleaning. They are very thorough and friendly. Highly recommend this place to any one looking for a new dentist. they make the whole experience a very comfortable one.

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A Natural-Looking Alternative to Fillings

Cavities start small, but it's crucial to have them treated before they develop into a more expensive (and painful) issue. The Dentist of Allen can fix small areas of tooth decay with dental fillings. We match the fillings to the shade of your teeth so you can have a healthy, attractive smile. If you suspect you have a cavity, contact our office to schedule a dental examination.

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