Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings in Hutto TX

Dental fillings are one of the most commonly performed procedures for patients of all ages at Dental Experts. Even so, we know that you may have never had one, or someone in your family is preparing for their first tooth filling in Hutto, TX and you may have some questions or want some additional information before the procedure. Keep reading to learn more.

Why does someone need a tooth filling in Hutto? Dental fillings are most commonly used to restore the strength and integrity of a tooth that’s been damaged by decay.

What happens if a tooth that needs a filling doesn’t receive one? To put it simply, the decay will continue to spread and damage the tooth to the point that the decay can cause an infection that could spread to other parts of the body, as well as the tooth becoming so compromised that it needs to be removed.

Why should I be concerned about having a tooth removed? Although the actual process of tooth removal in Hutto is nothing to be concerned about, it’s the missing tooth from a patient’s mouth that can present future problems as teeth around the missing tooth begin to shift and collect bacteria.

What happens if I don’t want a silver filling in my mouth that everyone will notice? The good news in modern dentistry is that multi-specialty dental practices in Hutto like Dental Experts now offer tooth colored fillings. These are also known as amalgam fillings and can be used in many situations where a silver filling, also known as an amalgam filling, would not be best suited aesthetically.

Can a tooth colored filling be used on any tooth? Unfortunately, because a tooth colored filling is not as strong an amalgam filling, there are certain limitations in its use, such as on teeth that take a lot of wear and tear. The best way to determine if you’re a candidate for a tooth colored tooth filling in Pflugerville, TX is to make an appointment with out office for an examination and treatment plan.

Any final thoughts? Because Dental Experts uses anesthetics during a dental filling treatment, the procedure has minimal, if any, pain. Almost all patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately following the procedure. If you don’t see the answer to your particular question, please feel free to call the caring and professional staff at Dental Experts to get the answers you need. Our dentist also serves the people of Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown and Taylor, TX.