Dental Fillings- a.k.a. Composite Fillings
Tuscany Dental Care offers composite tooth-colored fillings to patients who need tooth decay restoration (filling cavities) or correction of minor aesthetic concerns. It optimizes the strength and health of your teeth while making them look amazing. But it’s not just about cosmetics. Neglecting to treat a cavity or chipped tooth can lead to painful symptoms- even the potential for a root canal or tooth extraction. Dr. Duque is an experienced and gentle dentist who is known for offering the best cosmetic dentistry in San Antonio. When choosing us for your dental filling, you’ll get a customized dental treatment plan based on your unique needs and budget.
Whether we’re repairing a cavity or correcting a chipped tooth, a composite filling can be a long-term and affordable solution that provides a seamless match to the natural shape and color of your tooth.
What is Composite Resin?
Composite resin is a white or tooth colored material used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks or fractures. It looks more natural than silver fillings- you can’t even tell the fillings are there. The natural blend of composite resin to your teeth makes it an excellent option for restoring or improving front teeth that are more visible. Your composite filling is designed to last for many years. However, it should be properly cared for in order to retain the best results. We educate patients on the importance of good oral hygiene, proper eating habits, and regular dental visits that can extend the life of new fillings.
At Tuscany Dental Care, a composite filling may be used to address the following:
- Chipped teeth
- Closing space between two teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Worn teeth
What’s it like to get a dental filling?
We can place your composite dental filling in a single appointment. After the area is numb, Dr. Duque will first remove areas of decay if needed. Next, the space is cleaned and prepared for the filling material. Composite resin is carefully placed in layers and is shaped, hardened and polished to create a natural and beautiful outcome. If you experience mild sensitivity after a composite filling is placed, it’s only temporary and should subside shortly.
Make an appointment with Tuscany Dental Care today to schedule your dental filling appointment. Dr. Duque is a true artist when it comes to restorative and cosmetic dentistry. You’ll be in great hands with our team.