About Tooth-Colored Fillings
One of the top reasons to schedule a yearly oral health exam is so our dentists at Family First Dental Care can catch issues, including dental cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay in their early stages. Tooth-colored fillings, or composite resin fillings, can fill and seal a section of the tooth enamel that has been infected with bacteria. Tooth-colored fillings can also be used to treat cracked or broken teeth, as well as teeth that have become worn down from teeth grinding, nail-biting, and misuse. Unlike previous metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings are made from a composite resin that can be colored to match the natural teeth for fillings that maintain the attractive appearance of the smile. A composite resin filling is a quick, easy treatment at our Plano, TX office by our dentists. With proper care, a tooth-colored filling can protect the teeth for about ten years.
"Katherine did a great job!"- A.A. / Google / Sep 28, 2018
"This is my second visit to this dentist office and I must say it deserves more than just 5 stars. The experience was the best I have experienced. From the moment you walk in you’re greeted from the front office staff and feel comfortable while there. All staff are very polite and professional. Each visit I received a routine filling and cleaning. The cleaning were detailed and quick. The fillings were virtually painless and very quick. I had no discomfort from any treatments I received here. Amazing job! They really care about their clients and I will recommend them to anyone looking for a great dental experience."- X. / Google / Sep 27, 2018
"Every time I set an appointment my wait time is under 2 minutes, they hygienist listens to what issues I have and Dr. John is amazing! They are very, very nice and professional and I never leave without having a good laugh and looking forward to my next visit."- S.D. / Google / Sep 13, 2018
"(Translated by Google) This is a real 5 star rating ... I was looking for a good dentist. I happen to be in my parking lot. I am really quit to review I did not know where I was going. The work I had done was great ...(Original)This is a real 5 star rating... I was looking for a good dentist and didn’t have a good experience of my last dentist. I happen to see him in my parking lot ( I live downtown ) and ask what he did and took a chance. I am really quit to review either way about my experince weather good or bad. I also brought my four year old here and wouldn’t take him any where I didn’t know was awesome. The work I had done was great and have more to do later this month... Anyways this Is a good place to go"- N.L. / Google / Sep 09, 2018
"Had my dental cleaning and I was very impressed with the hygienist!"- P.K. / Google / Sep 08, 2018
What to Expect
A tooth-colored filling can be performed in Family First Dental Care with the patient under sedation for any pain and discomfort. Once the patient is prepared, our dentists will use a drill to carefully remove the decayed area of the enamel. Then, our dentists will incise the dental enamel with an acid gel to help bond the tooth-colored filling when it is finished. The resin is applied and hardened with a targeted light. Our dentists will continue to place layers of resin and harden them with the light until the tooth is sturdy and capped. Any unnecessary resin can be taken off with the drill for a perfect finish.
Immediately after the tooth-colored filling is placed and fully dried, our dentists will buff the resin for smooth edges. As soon as the sedation is gone, the patient may notice sensitivity to cold, hot, pressure, sweet tastes, and more sensations. This sensitivity is temporary and should not continue for more than 1 - 2 weeks. The patient should incorporate a regular home oral care routine, including brushing and flossing, in addition to regular exams and cleanings at Family First Dental Care. Our dentists will evaluate the condition of the tooth-colored filling at each visit and help the patient determine when they may consider a new filling.
Most dental insurance policies cover part of the bill of a tooth-colored filling whether it is an original tooth-colored filling or a replacement for an existing silver amalgam filling. Family First Dental Care will help each patient in deciding their insurancecoverage and personal cost during the consultation. For patients who don't have dental insurance, our dentists have several payment and financing options through Family First Dental Care in Plano, TX.
Plan Your Procedure
Cavities can happen to anyone, but they don't have to ruin the appearance and function of the teeth with tooth-colored fillings at Family First Dental Care in Plano, TX. These fillings shield areas of decay and protect the dental enamel while matching the tooth shade to blend perfectly. Talk to our dentists about how tooth-colored fillings can repair the teeth while keeping the smile stunning!