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Tooth Fillings Hurst, TX

Cavities are a common dental problem. They’re potentially serious too. Left unrepaired, they can cause a bad infection that can lead to losing a tooth. We use electronic cavity detectors during dental exams so we can find tooth decay in its earliest stages and repair it with tooth fillings in Hurst.

We use dental fillings to:

  • Keep your tooth healthy by eliminating decay
  • Prevent decay from getting inside your tooth and causing infection
  • Restore comfortable oral function, including biting and chewing
  • Avoid the added cost of a larger restoration like a crown

If you have tooth sensitivity or pain that might indicate a cavity, call us today at 817-270-9217. We’ll do our best to offer you same-day emergency care if it’s necessary.

Treat Cavities To Stop Damage In Its Tracks

If you’ve had an amalgam (metal) filling, you know it can be easily seen in your smile. Initially a silver color, metal fillings darken and become even more noticeable over time. Instead of metal fillings, we use restorations made of composite resin. We match them to the color of your other teeth so they aren’t visible in your smile.

In addition to their natural look, non-metal fillings:

  • Won’t require our dentists to remove as much of your tooth structure
  • Do not contain mercury, which some studies have linked to adverse health effects

Some cavities may require a larger dental restoration. Depending on the amount of damage to your tooth, we may recommend:

  • Dental Crowns – Because they cover your entire tooth, crowns can mend the most serious dental damage. They repair not only cavities but also cracks and breaks.
  • Inlays – These restorations are placed on the top of your tooth, covering more surface than a filling but less than a crown.
  • Onlays – Onlays are slightly larger than inlays, covering one or more of the cusps on your tooth and possibly extending onto the sides.

For tooth fillings in Hurst, call Dossett Dental at 817-270-9217 or schedule online.

Common Questions About Tooth Fillings

What are white tooth fillings made of?

White tooth fillings are made of composite resin, a blend of ceramic and plastic. Unlike amalgam fillings, which are made of a blend of metals, they can be matched to the color of your other teeth so they aren’t noticeable in your smile. They also cause fewer allergies than amalgam.

What tooth fillings are safe?

All dental fillings are safe for most patients. However, some studies have raised concerns about the long-term health impact of mercury, which is used in amalgam fillings. Both the FDA and the American Dental Association say mercury in fillings is safe. However, mercury isn’t a concern at all with our composite fillings.

When do tooth fillings need to be replaced?

The life of fillings will vary, depending on where they are located in your mouth, your oral hygiene, and other factors. A composite filling typically lasts from five to 10 years. No filling is designed to last a lifetime. You can maximize the life span of any filling by brushing and flossing every day and visiting us at least twice a year for professional cleanings.

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