Tooth-Colored Fillings – Sinton, TX

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Tooth-colored filling on molar

Did you know that 92% of adults will experience tooth decay? Amalgam has been the go-to material for generations to treat cavities, but there's another solution. Tooth-colored fillings are the preferred choice among dentists and patients. They are completely metal-free and blend in with your tooth. Whether you have a new cavity or need to replace an old restoration, Garza & Associates can improve the health and appearance of your smile using composite fillings.

Why Choose Garza & Associates for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Personalized Treatment Plans
  • Natural-Looking Results
  • Durable Material

What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Tooth Decay on back tooth

Traditional fillings are made from a mixture of metals, including mercury. Although the ADA deems them safe, concerns about long-term mercury exposure are common. Not to mention, they stick out like a sore thumb.

Tooth-colored fillings resolve the disadvantages of amalgam. A composite resin is used to treat decay. It doesn't contain any metals to support your wellness. The resin is also shaded to the color of your enamel to look like part of the tooth.

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

Dental light hardening filling

The process of placing a composite filling is less invasive than metal restorations. After removing any decay, your tooth is rinsed and dried before your dentist places a weak acid on your enamel. This opens the pores in your enamel, so wedges don't have to be cut into your tooth to support the filling. You'll maintain more of your tooth structure.

After once again rinsing and drying your tooth, your dentist will apply the previously shaded resin and sculpt it into the ideal shape. A special dental light hardens the material in just a few seconds. Your dentist will check your bite and polish your tooth.

Your restoration can last for 5-15 years with the right aftercare, like brushing and flossing. Moderate hard and crunchy foods to get the most from your investment. Schedule a cleaning and checkup every 6 months to keep your mouth healthy.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored filling on lower tooth

Tooth-colored fillings are a popular option for several reasons, like:

  • Natural-Looking Results: Only a trained dental professional will know you have a filling, so you'll never think twice before smiling.
  • Biocompatible: Composite fillings contain metals, so there's no risk of allergic reactions or adverse health issues.
  • Affordable: Dental insurance can reduce the amount you'll pay out-of-pocket.
  • Durable: Although they are metal-free, tooth-colored fillings can last for a decade or longer.

If you're ready to invest in a discreet solution for tooth decay, contact our office at (361) 364-4410 to schedule an appointment.