Tooth-Colored Fillings in San Antonio, TX

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Tooth-colored fillings typically seal the decay in the tooth once it has been cleaned out by a member of our experienced team. Composite resin is a strong, durable material that may be used to address other problems with your teeth, including chips or wear on the enamel by bruxism (teeth grinding). Since the material is colored to blend with your natural teeth, tooth-colored fillings may be used on the front and back teeth for a great, natural-looking result. If you have metal fillings, talk to us about getting them taken out and replaced with tooth-colored fillings.

Dental cavities are a common problem that is created when bacteria attack your dental enamel. In the past, dental cavities were treated with an amalgam material, which is a mixture of different metals, including silver or mercury. We now know that amalgam fillings don't adhere fully to the teeth and the mercury can be hazardous to your general health. Leon Springs Dental Center in San Antonio, TX offers tooth-colored fillings made with a composite resin to fill and protect cavities. Our dental team can also remove metal fillings and apply composite resin fillings for a safer and more attractive treatment for cavities.

Receiving a tooth-colored filling at Leon Springs Dental Center is generally a quick treatment. The area surrounding the cavity will be numbed to minimize your discomfort. Other sedation methods may be discussed for any fears or anxieties to keep you relaxed during the procedure. As soon as you're ready, the decayed enamel is removed with a dental drill that a member of our team will choose based on the location of the cavity and the level of decay. After the enamel is cleared away and the tooth is cleaned, the space will be filled with the composite material and set. We will smooth the composite resin so it feels comfortable and matches your natural teeth.

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Dental cavities may start as a normal problem, but it's crucial to have them addressed before they develop into a larger problem. At Leon Springs Dental Center in San Antonio, TX, small areas of tooth decay may be addressed with composite resin fillings. Our team makes sure to match the color of your teeth so you get a seamless, healthy smile. If you suspect you or your child has a cavity, contact our office to schedule a dental exam.

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What is the difference between tooth-colored fillings and amalgam fillings?

For more than 150 years, dental amalgams have been used to repair cavities resulting from tooth decay. Tooth-colored fillings are the contemporary alternative to the metal-based blend fillings traditionally comprised of mercury, silver, copper, and tin. In contrast to these metal fillings, which are conspicuously visible when one laughs, smiles, or speaks, composite fillings offer a more discreet solution. Our dental professionals prefer using tooth-colored fillings, which not only preserve the tooth's integrity but also contribute to a healthy, brilliant smile.

Will my insurance cover tooth-colored fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings are a common treatment for dental cavities that are typically covered partially by insurance. A member of our team will contact your dental insurance company to understand your coverage so we can calculate your out-of-pocket costs. If you don't have dental insurance, our team can discuss the payment methods accepted by our office during your consultation, plus medical financing options.

How long do tooth-colored fillings last when compared to amalgam fillings?

The lifespan of tooth-colored fillings can vary but they typically last from 5 to 15 years, depending on factors such as the size of the filling, its location in the mouth, and the individual's oral hygiene habits and bite. While amalgam fillings are known for their durability and long lifespan, often lasting 10 to 15 years or more, tooth-colored composite fillings have significantly improved in strength and longevity over the years. Advances in composite material technology have made these fillings more resistant to wear and capable of withstanding chewing forces effectively.

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