Tooth-Colored Fillings in Taylor, TX

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About Composite Fillings

Teeth that have cavities (tooth decay), cracks, or other types of damage generally require treatment to prevent further dental concerns. Cavities, one of the most common dental problems, develop when bacteria erode your dental enamel. This leaves a hole in the tooth structure that should be filled in order to prevent the cavity from growing. At ACE Dental of Taylor in Taylor, TX, our accomplished team of general dentists offers tooth-colored fillings made with a composite resin to fill and protect teeth that have small areas of decay or damage. These composite dental fillings are placed to be the same color as your natural enamel for a reliable and seamless treatment option. Get in touch with our Taylor, TX practice today and talk with our friendly team about the benefits of composite fillings!

Who Is a Candidate for Composite Fillings?

Composite resin tooth-colored fillings are a common restorative dentistry treatment performed at ACE Dental of Taylor and can be safely placed in children and adult patients. In addition to filling dental cavities, this tooth-colored material can be used to treat a number of dental needs, including chipped or broken teeth, minor cracks, tooth discoloration, or enamel wear from bruxism (teeth grinding). In some instances, we may replace old amalgam (silver) fillings with composite resin as a durable treatment alternative. Since the composite resin is colored to match your natural teeth, tooth-colored fillings can be placed on the back and front teeth for a beautiful, natural-looking appearance.

How Are Resin Dental Fillings Placed?

Receiving a tooth-colored filling at ACE Dental of Taylor is generally a simple, one-visit procedure. The treatment area will be numbed to keep your mouth comfortable. Nitrous oxide sedation may be considered if you have any anxieties or fears, which can help you feel more relaxed. Once you are prepared, the decayed or damaged tooth enamel will be cleaned out and disinfected. The space will be then filled with a composite resin material that matches your natural enamel and set (hardened) with a special curing light. Our dentists will then polish and smooth the filling so it sits evenly within your tooth.

Following Your Dental Visit

You will be able to return to your normal day after your filling is complete, but you may notice slight sensitivity to cold and hot foods and beverages for a few days. Over-the-counter pain relief medication can be taken to enhance your comfort during this time; however, you should not experience any major problems. If your filling seems a bit high or uneven, please call us so that we can make arrangements to adjust your filling. Composite resin fillings can be kept clean by following a normal home oral care routine with daily flossing and brushing. When you visit ACE Dental of Taylor for routine dental exams, we will assess your filling to make certain it is still protecting your tooth structure.

Are Composites Covered by Insurance?

Tooth-colored fillings are a standard treatment for cavities that may be covered, at least in part, by some dental insurance plans. A team member will talk to your insurance company to determine your coverage before estimating any out-of-pocket treatment costs. To help make your care easier to afford, ACE Dental of Taylor offers a selection of convenient payment options. We will go over the payment methods during your consultation and can provide information on medical financing.

Treat Cavities With Tooth-Colored Fillings

Dental cavities, chips, and other damage may start as small issues, but it is important to have them treated before they require more extensive and expensive care. At ACE Dental of Taylor, these dental needs may be resolved with tooth-colored dental fillings that match the shade of your natural teeth for a seamless, healthy smile. If you think you or a family member has tooth decay, contact our Taylor, TX facility to make an appointment with one of our caring dentists!

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