Tooth Fillings Get Repairs That Blend In
  • Find & treat decay early with electronic cavity detectors
  • Tooth-colored fillings blend easily into your smile
  • Repair cavities & protect your oral health

Tooth Fillings McKinney, TX

Like an oil leak in your car, you’ll want to fix a cavity as soon as possible. If you don’t, you risk causing larger and more costly problems. If decay gets inside your tooth, it will cause a painful infection. With an infection, you’ll need a root canal or you’ll lose your tooth. At Dossett Dental, we emphasize proactive treatment of cavities with dental fillings.

Our tooth fillings in McKinney will:

  • Remove decay before it can get inside your tooth
  • Prevent a painful infection
  • Keep you from needing a more invasive treatment like a crown
  • Restore full oral function, including the ability to eat without pain or sensitivity

Our dentists use electronic cavity detectors during dental exams so they can find cavities when they are small and simple to treat with fillings. Call us today at 972-787-1869 to schedule your next exam. If you’re a new patient, your exam and X-rays will be free – just ask about it when you call.

Metal-Free Fillings Look Natural In Your Smile

Dental fillings made of amalgam (a blend of metals) show as silver spots in your smile. They darken over time, becoming even more prominent. You don’t have to worry about that – or other issues associated with metal fillings – with our tooth-colored fillings. They are:

  • Discreet – Our composite resin fillings are the same color as the rest of your teeth, so they will blend seamlessly into your smile.
  • Less Invasive – Metal-free fillings are also easier on your smile since our dentists won’t need to remove as much of your tooth structure as they would for amalgam fillings.
  • Safe – Unlike metal fillings, composite fillings don’t contain mercury. While the FDA and the American Dental Association consider the use of mercury in dental restorations to be safe, some research has linked it to health concerns. With composite fillings, you won’t have to worry about mercury!

Receive Treatment For More Extensive Decay Too

More extensive decay may require a larger dental restoration. You may need:

  • Dental Crowns – A crown can repair cavities of any size as well as cracked and broken teeth.
  • Inlays Or Onlays – We may recommend these restorations, sometimes called partial crowns, for cavities that are too deep for fillings but not big enough for crowns.

For beautiful tooth fillings in McKinney, call Dossett Dental at 972-787-1869 or schedule online.

Common Questions About Tooth Fillings

What are white tooth fillings made of?

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

What tooth fillings are safe?

All tooth fillings are safe for most people. Some studies have raised concerns regarding the long-term health impact of mercury, found in amalgam dental fillings. Both the American Dental Association and the FDA state mercury in dental fillings is safe, however. Mercury isn’t a problem at all with our composite fillings.

When do tooth fillings need to be replaced?

The life of dental fillings will vary, depending on where they are placed in your mouth, your diet, and your dental health, among other aspects. You can take full advantage of the life span of any dental filling by brushing and flossing every day and visiting us at minimum twice a year for professional cleanings.

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