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 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.
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Very detailed they explained everything to me!
I had a wonderful experience at Urgent Family Dentistry. I came in with quite the emergency and felt confident in Dr. Hamdan's expertise when he put me at ease with his bedside manner. His team ended up doing a root canal on me and approached it with utmost precision, even though the job proved to be tricky. I had a temporary crown put on before my permanent came in and while it fell out a few times (which I hear is common for a temporary) the office was flexible with having me walk in during different times of the week to come in and fix it very quickly. Special shoutout to the dental assistants - very professional and just genuine humans, made my experience much less traumatic than it could've been.
I’m very pleased with emergency treatment I received, from the ease of getting the appointment to the procedure and after-care.
Pleasant experience. Very professional staff.
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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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Tooth-Colored Fillings FAQs
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.