Dental Fillings

Despite advances in modern dental care, decay continues to affect millions of Americans every year. When it comes to getting a cavity filled, there are a number of materials that patients can choose from. If the cavity is too large, our dentists may use crowns, inlays, or onlays to seal the gap.

Types of Dental Fillings

Our qualified dentist near you decides on the type of material based on the size and location of the cavity. We will evaluate your oral cavity during the initial consultation and determine the most suitable filling for your needs.

Mesquite Dental Solutions offers different types of dental fillings in Mesquite, TX:

Composite Resin Fillings

Resin fillings are also known as ‘tooth-colored’ fillings and can be placed on the front or rear teeth. They are an aesthetically pleasing option as they closely resemble the color of natural teeth.

Gold Fillings

They are durable, strong, and non-corrosive and can last for more than 15 years but cost more than amalgam or resin fillings.

Silver Amalgam Fillings

Silver amalgam fillings also offer durability and strength but are less aesthetic compared to resin fillings. They expand and contract over time and cause cracks to widen and contain mercury, a known neurotoxin.

Ceramic Fillings

These are made from porcelain and offer a combination of aesthetics, functionality, and durability. However, if the porcelain becomes rough, it may damage the opposing tooth in the upper or lower arch.

Dental Fillings Procedure

Our dentists will numb the site and drill out decayed material first. Once the area is clean, we will place a suitable filling, mold, and harden it to seal the cavity. The dentists at Mesquite Dental Solutions will ask the patient to bite down on the filling near you to check for comfort.

Patients should refrain from consuming very hot or cold foods for a week after the procedure, as this may lead to increased sensitivity. Our trained dentists in Mesquite, TX also repairs and replaces damaged or chipped fillings that may cause pain or discomfort. Excessively high dental fillings need to be trimmed as they cause discomfort while chewing.

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