Tooth-Colored Fillings in Plano, TX

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What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

A dental cavity is a common problem that develops when bacteria eat away at the tooth enamel. In the past, cavities were treated with an amalgam material, a combination of metals, such as mercury or silver. Now we know that these fillings don't adhere well with the teeth and the mercury may be dangerous to your general health. At Urgent Family Dentistry in Plano, TX, Dr. Yaser Hamdan and Dr. Cigdem Er use tooth-colored fillings made with a composite resin to fill cavities and protect the teeth. They can also take out metal fillings and replace them with composite resin fillings for a more reliable and better-looking treatment of cavities.

What Are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?

At our Plano, TX practice, we strive to provide our patients cutting-edge treatments in oral care. Tooth-colored fillings are a dependable and protective solution, providing patients numerous perks, like:

  • Natural appearance that seamlessly integrates with your teeth
  • Prevention against decay
  • Swift, same-day procedure that yields long-lasting prevention
  • Protecting against debris and plaque collection

Am I A Candidate for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Composite resin tooth-colored fillings typically cover the decayed area in the tooth's enamel once it is cleaned out. Composite resin is a versatile material that may be used to correct other issues with your teeth, including chips or enamel that has been worn down by bruxism (teeth grinding). Since the composite resin is colored to blend with your natural teeth, fillings may be used on both the back and front teeth for a great appearance. If you have amalgam fillings, talk to a member of our team about having them removed and re-done with tooth-colored fillings.

What Can I Expect from Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Getting a filling with composite resin is typically a simple process. The area surrounding the cavity will be numbed to minimize your discomfort. Stronger sedation methods may be considered if you have any anxieties or fears to keep you relaxed. Once you're prepared, the affected enamel can be removed with a dental drill that we will select based on the location of the cavity and the level of decay. Once the enamel is removed and the area is disinfected, the cavity will be filled with the composite material and hardened. We will polish the tooth-colored filling so it feels comfortable and blends with your other teeth.

From the very first day the staff was very polite and welcome to me. I went to go get fillings and extractions done in the same month, there was little to no pain after both procedures. Dr. Hamdan was so amazing, very considerate, Ms. Patricia is amazing and was very helpful assisting. I highly recommend this location, the process from booking an appointment to the actual visit is very quick.

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If I could give this place 25 stars, I would! I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Dr. Hamdan. Got a few fillings done and let me tell you- no pain, no sensitivity, just amazing work. I've already told all of my family and friends about this place. Oh, and I can't forget about the amazing front office staff and assistants. X-rays were a breeze and I don't do x-rays. Really impressed with everything!

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What Is Recovery Like after Tooth-Colored Fillings?

You will be able to get back to your day once your filling is done, but you might notice some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures for 1 – 3 days. You can take over-the-counter pain medication to minimize any discomfort, but you should not have any serious issues. If your filling feels high or uneven, please contact us. Your filling can be kept clean by following a normal home oral care routine with daily flossing and brushing. When you return for your annual exam, your provider at Urgent Family Dentistry will assess your filling to decide if it should be replaced or repaired.

Treat Your Cavities

Teeth cavities may start as a common problem, but it's important to have them fixed before they become a larger concern. At Urgent Family Dentistry in Plano, TX, tooth decay and cavities can be addressed with tooth-colored fillings. We make sure to match the color of your teeth so you get a seamless, healthy smile. If you think you or your child has a cavity, schedule an exam with Dr. Hamdan or Dr. Er.

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How long do tooth-colored fillings last?

The longevity of tooth-colored fillings can vary depending on several factors, such as your oral hygiene and if you grind your teeth. On average, tooth-colored fillings last about 7 to 10 years with proper care. It’s important to note that regular dental exams at Urgent Family Dentistry are crucial for identifying any signs of cracking or deterioration in your fillings.

Do tooth-colored fillings stain over time?

Yes. Tooth-colored fillings, like natural teeth, can develop slight discoloration over an extended period of time, particularly from coffee, red wine, or other dark foods and beverages. Making sure you have good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings, can help prevent noticeable staining and keep tooth-colored fillings looking their best.

How much are tooth-colored fillings?

The cost of tooth-colored fillings at our Plano, TX office can vary depending on the location of your tooth needing the filling and the amount that is needed. It's important to consult with Dr. Yaser Hamdan or Dr. Cigdem Er to get an accurate estimate of the cost based on your individual needs and circumstances. Additionally, Urgent Family Dentistry is pleased to offer an array of financing options to help make this treatment more cost-effective if that is a concern.

Can tooth-colored fillings be used for all cavities?

Tooth-colored fillings are versatile and can be used to repair most cavities, including those on the front and back teeth. However, the suitability of tooth-colored fillings may depend on the location and extent of the decay. 

How do tooth-colored fillings react to temperature changes?

Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin, which can expand and contract slightly with temperature changes, similar to natural teeth. To minimize discomfort, it's advised to avoid very hot or cold foods and drinks if you notice sensitivity after your filling procedure.

Is it possible to replace metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings?

Yes, it is possible to replace metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings. At Urgent Family Dentistry, our team often performs this procedure for patients who prefer the aesthetic appearance of tooth-colored fillings or have concerns about their existing metal fillings. This not only improves the look of your smile but can also restore the natural function and health of the tooth.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.