Tooth Fillings Plano, TX
Maintain your smile with tooth fillings from Plano, TX, dentist
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, tooth decay remains a prevalent problem in the United States. More than 51 percent of kids have cavities in primary teeth, and 92 percent of adults aged 20 to 64 have at least one. The condition causes pain, inconvenience, and expense. Dr. Bindu Kolli and her team at Southfork Dental work hard to help patients in Frisco, Irving, and Plano, TX, avoid dental caries. When tooth fillings are necessary, however, she offers a non-metal material that blends unnoticeably into the smile.
Natural looking tooth fillings in Plano, TX
Dental amalgam has been used in this country since the mid-1800s to repair teeth with decay. Amalgam is sturdy, but the metallic alloy of mercury, silver, tin, and copper is readily visible. Given a choice, most people would rather not “advertise” their past cavities with silver colored tooth fillings.
Dr. Kolli uses an aesthetic dental bonding material for cavity fillings. It is matched to the color of existing dentition, for a virtually invisible restoration. Modern bonding material is a durable composite of BPA-safe plastic, and finely powdered glass for enamel-like gloss. It is strong enough for restoration of any area of the mouth – even molars that are subjected to a great deal of bite force.
Cosmetic dental fillings are conservative as well as attractive. That means less healthy tooth structure is removed to prepare the tooth for a filling. With less drilling, there is reduced need for anesthetic.
Though it is not usually necessary for fillings, Dr. Kolli also offers the option of inhaled or oral sedation to ensure that restorative procedures are comfortable.
In addition to restoring tooth decay, composite bonding material may be used for:
- Chips and fractures – To improve appearance and prevent small problems from becoming big dental repairs in the future.
- Worn down teeth – To avoid nerve damage that would require toot canal therapy, and to rebalance bite.
- Cosmetic enhancement – To recontour a tooth with unusual shape or size, or to close gaps between teeth.
With good home hygiene, regular checkups at Southfork Dental, and Dr. Kolli’s preventive care, you may never need another tooth filling. If you do, though, isn’t it good to know that it will not spoil the look of your smile? Call 469-535-6939 – new patients are welcome at our Irving and Plano, TX, offices.