Tooth fillings is an interesting area, it has really evolved to a great science. Long lasting, restorative, now can be done by not only filling as we used to do with what we call, alloy or silver fillings, today we use a tooth colored material, which not only fills the hole, but more importantly, it bonds to the tooth. So we go in and remove whatever silver may be there or maybe it's just decay that's there, and we bond in first of all, an adhesive. Then, into the adhesive, we bond in or put in your white filling, which then becomes all one piece, keeping out decay, making the tooth beautiful again, and virtually, imperceivable to most peoples eyes.
At our Garland, TX dentist office, our professional team offer an array of dental services to treat any oral health issue you may have!
What To Expect When You Get A Tooth Filling
So you’ll know exactly what to expect, we’ll clearly explain each step of the tooth filling process and answer any questions you may have before we begin.
First, we will carefully assess your situation using state-of-the-art dental technology, like our DIAGNOdent cavity detector, to determine that you need a tooth filling. If you do have a cavity, we will:
- Numb the area with anesthetic so you won’t feel a thing
- Remove any tooth structure affected by tooth decay
- Fill the cavity with a tooth-colored material and rebuild your tooth to a healthy shape
Depending on your particular situation and how many tooth fillings you need, we should be able to complete your treatment in just one visit!
We Provide You With Comfort Options & Dental Sedation
To make your visit as pleasant as possible, we provide several comfort options, including:
- Heated massage chairs in most care rooms
- Extended appointments by request so you won’t feel rushed
- Ceiling-mounted TVs and headphones in every care room to distract you while we work
And if all that isn’t enough to put you at ease, we can also relieve you dental anxiety with dental sedation options, including:
- Oral conscious sedation in pill form
- Nitrous oxide, better known as “laughing gas”