Even with good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings, many people will get a cavity. More than 90 percent of adults have had cavities in their permanent teeth, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Given this, it’s no surprise we do many dental repairs with tooth fillings in Dallas.Doctor Hardcastle on Tooth Fillings Read Transcript
So, for patients who have determined to have a cavity, or if you've got some old dentistry that's wearing out, oftentimes a tooth-colored filling is necessary to solve the problem.
At Village Dental Care, we don't use the silver mercury fillings. We only use the latest tooth-colored materials. If you feel like you may have a cavity or want to be evaluated for a cavity, or if you've got old dentistry that's wearing out or you just like to have it replaced, come see us at Village Dental Care, and we'd be happy to give you a beautiful modern smile with tooth-colored fillings.
We use composite fillings because they:
- Look More Natural Than Metal – Dr. Hardcastle can match a composite filling’s color to the rest of your teeth so it looks completely natural in your smile.
- Pose Fewer Allergy Risks Than Metal – Because composite is more biocompatible than amalgam, which is a blend of various metals, composite fillings are less likely to cause allergic reactions.
- Let You Keep More Tooth Intact – Non-metal fillings require less healthy enamel to be removed for your tooth repair.
- Do Not Contain Mercury – While the FDA and the American Dental Association have both deemed mercury safe for use in amalgam fillings, many people prefer to avoid it because they are concerned about mercury’s possible impact on their long-term health.
Think you need a filling? Call us today at (972) 440-1980. We do offer gold restorations for those who prefer metal fillings. You’ll enjoy savings on your tooth repair with membership in our VIP Club.
Your Tooth May Need Another Dental Restoration
While fillings can fix many cavities, larger cavities may require a different dental restoration:
- Dental Crown – We’ll likely suggest a crown for the largest cavities. Because it covers your entire tooth, a crown can be used to fix even the most severe decay.
- Inlay – This restoration covers more of your tooth than a filling but less than a crown.
- Onlay – Sometimes called a “partial crown,” an onlay is similar to an inlay, although it covers a bit more of your tooth surface.
No matter which restoration you receive, we’ll numb your mouth with local anesthesia so you won’t feel a thing. If you’re still concerned about discomfort, you can receive dental sedation.
For tooth fillings in Dallas, call (972) 440-1980.