Even with a good at-home oral care routine and regular dental cleanings and exams, you may still get a cavity someday. But don’t worry – cavities are easy to repair with our Houston tooth fillings. Your dentist at Parker Nickolas Read Dental will use a tooth-colored filling to:
- Stop tooth decay and protect your tooth
- Make biting and chewing more comfortable
- Help you avoid more extensive dental work
- Give you peace of mind about your oral health
If you think you might need a tooth filled, call us today at 713-547-4860. New patients receive a complimentary exam and consultation. Plus, second opinions are always free.
Our Metal-Free Fillings Offer Discreet Smile Repair
Parker Nickolas Read Dental is a metal-free dental practice. Of course, that includes our fillings. If you need a tooth filled, we’ll place a natural-colored composite resin filling that will match your tooth color. Composite is made up of tiny particles of glass and plastic and is available in a variety of shades, so your dentist will pick the one that will blend in the best.
Another big benefit to composite resin fillings is that they require less tooth preparation than traditional amalgam (silver) fillings. Less healthy tooth structure will need to be removed to place the filling. This means your tooth will remain stronger and may have fewer problems in the future.
To place your composite tooth filling, your dentist will:
- Prepare your tooth by removing the decay
- Select the appropriate shade of composite
- Sculpt the material into place where the decay was
- Apply an ultraviolet light to cure and harden the filling
- Polish the filling and make any final adjustments to ensure a perfect look and fit
Inlays & Onlays Repair Bigger Damage
Sometimes a cavity or dental damage will be too extensive for a standard tooth filling but not so much that a crown is needed. In these cases, your dentist may use an inlay or onlay to repair the damage. These custom restorations are crafted by our lab partner, usually from porcelain.
Inlays are bonded to the top of the tooth between the cusps (tips), while onlays also extend onto the sides of the tooth. Inlays and onlays will barely be distinguishable from the rest of your tooth, giving you a discreet repair just like our tooth-colored fillings.
If you need tooth fillings in Houston, look no further than Parker Nickolas Read Dental. Call us today at 713-547-4860 to schedule an appointment, or make one .