With all the talk in Grapevine of multi-procedure smile makeovers involving veneers, porcelain crowns, bridges, teeth whitening, dental implants, and invisible braces, sometimes the traditional dental filling is overlooked.
If a cavity progresses no further than a filling, Texas cosmetic dental patients can avoid more extensive and invasive treatments. Today, let’s talk about dental fillings.
Most dental patients in the Grapevine and Southlake area have a few fillings in their mouth. When a tooth has been damaged through decay, a dental filling is the most common way Texas family dentists restore the tooth to its previous, intact condition.
Dental fillings have been used for over a hundred years, and they’ve come a long way from the silvery amalgam fillings many of us in the Colleyville, Southlake, and Grapevine areas remember.
Cosmetic dentists and dental labs have been working to formulate filling materials that are more cosmetically pleasing to their Texas patients.
Today, the filling material of choice in Grapevine and around the country is a composite of plastic resin with glass or quartz filler. Referred to as composite fillings, Grapevine dental patients love the fact that they can be matched to their natural tooth color, making them practically invisible. This is particularly important when the filling needs to be in a conspicuous part of the mouth, such as the front teeth.
Despite the popularity of tooth-colored fillings, many Grapevine dentists still find amalgam fillings appropriate in some cases. Dental amalgam is made from a metal alloy, which gives it the ability to hold strong even when the chewing load is great.
I’m Dr. Scott Mason and I work hard to make sure each patient feels comfortable during their dental visit. I’ve practiced dentistry since 1993, and I find it especially rewarding when Colleyville, Southlake, and Grapevine residents experience renewed confidence after a smile makeover.
Whether you are interested in replacing metal fillings with composites, or if you want to discuss tooth whitening and veneers, our staff would be happy to answer any questions you have.
Call 817-481-4717 today to schedule an appointment with Mason Cosmetic & Family Dentistry!