Tooth Colored Fillings | Canyon Creek Dentistry

Serving Temple and the Surrounding Area Since 2001.

Infant & Toddler

Tooth Fillings in Temple TX

A composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. During the procedure, the decayed or affected portion of the tooth is removed by Dr. Prajapati and then filled with a composite filling.

We welcome and accept most insurance, including Medicaid, CHIP, Foster Program, Concordia, Metlife, Delta, Blue Cross, Humana, Aetna, Care Credit.


Infant & Toddler

Reasons For Composite Fillings

  • Chipped teeth
  • Closing space between two teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Worn teeth


What Are Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings?

There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and Dr. Prajapati can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Composite fillings are tooth colored and can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. In general, a composite filling is the most aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth. However, you can put a composite filling on any tooth. With good oral hygiene, composite fillings will last at least five years.



HOW ARE COMPOSITE FILLINGS PLACED

Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, Dr. Prajapati will remove decay. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, ultimately, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling. After the treatment, the Canyon Creek Dentistry team will give you tips on how to care for your new filling. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.

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