Decay and minor tooth damage are inevitable for many people, but repairing these imperfections ensures your smile remains healthy and beautiful. At Smile Structure Dentistry and Braces, with four locations in San Antonio and an office in Helotes, Texas, the dental team offers composite tooth-colored fillings to patients of all ages. Schedule an evaluation by phone or request one online today to determine if fillings are right for you.
Fillings consist of dental materials that repair minor tooth problems, including decay and damage. Fillings are fast, effective treatments that replace lost tooth materials. Because composite fillings match the color of your natural teeth, other people won’t notice them. The Smile Structure Dentistry and Braces experts tailor each treatment to your personalized needs.
The Smile Structure Dentistry and Braces team uses fillings to repair teeth that are:
In addition to using composite resin for fillings, your dentist also uses this dental material for dental bonding, reshaping, and altering the look of damaged teeth.
The Smile Structure Dentistry and Braces team examines your gums and teeth and takes dental X-rays to determine if fillings are a match for you. They also discuss your oral health history and tooth restoration goals.
In addition to dental fillings, Smile Structure Dentistry and Braces provides bridges, dental implants, dentures, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and smile makeovers.
Your dentist numbs the treatment area, cleans your tooth, removes any decay, and applies resin materials to the affected tooth. They use a special light to cure and harden the resin. They also polish the treated tooth to achieve a smooth finish and gorgeous, natural-looking appearance.
After receiving a filling, you can return to work or resume a typical daily routine. Your tooth may be slightly sensitive for a short time. The results typically last many years. Call the Smile Structure Dentistry and Braces office if your filling becomes damaged or you develop tooth pain.
Protect your newly restored tooth by brushing after meals, flossing every day, not chewing on hard objects, and minimizing sugary foods and drinks. Schedule professional teeth cleanings and dental exams at Smile Structure Dentistry and Braces every six months or more often if your dentist suggests it.
Schedule an appointment at Smile Structure Dentistry and Braces by phone or request one online today to determine if fillings are right for you.