Composite Fillings in Houston, TX

Do you suspect you have a cavity? Our Houston dental office provides composite fillings for teeth affected by cavities, tooth decay, or other trauma. While there are many types of dental filling material available, composite filling offers a more natural appearance than others. If you have a cavity or would like to learn more about composite dental fillings in Houston, TX, call us today!

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What is a composite filling?

Composite dental fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are used to restore decayed or damaged teeth. When you have a cavity, crack, or fracture, a dental filling is an effective way to restore a tooth. Our office proudly offers composite fillings for their many benefits, including how they look more natural compared to other types of dental filling material. When you need a composite filling, our dentist will go over all the information you need to know to feel confident with one.

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What happens during the composite filling procedure?

We understand that no patient wants to hear they have a cavity. However, fillings or other restorative dentistry treatments are necessary when a tooth is not in good health. Fortunately, the composite filling procedure is straightforward. Our team prepares the tooth by removing decay and applying a bonding agent to the tooth. We then place and mold the dental filling material to the tooth and then harden the dental filling material for longevity.

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How long do composite fillings last?

The dental filling material is a mixture of powdered glass and acrylic resin. While the filling material is strong, most restorations, including composite fillings, are not permanent and may have to be replaced. By maintaining good oral health, healthy oral habits, and routine dental visits, a composite filling can last at least five years or longer. If you have a dental filling that falls out or needs replacing, our Houston dental team would be happy to see you!

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