Dental Fillings Houston, TX

Dental Fillings An Overview

A dental filling is one of the most common procedures performed in our Houston dentist office and something that most people will experience at some point in their lives. Dental fillings are a traditional and highly effective method for repairing a tooth with decay or damage to avoid eventual tooth loss.  Dental fillings are commonly used to repair mild to moderate decay or minor cosmetic dental concerns such as small chips or cracks.

While dental fillings were once made from metal composites, amalgam dental fillings can now be replaced with cosmetic white fillings. White dental fillings offer improved aesthetics and are metal free for a safe and effective filling option. Some patients with older metal fillings may choose to replace them with white dental fillings for a more natural looking appearance and an instant smile makeover.

Houston, TX dentist Dr. Eddie Pruitt offers amalgam, inlays and onlays and cosmetic white dental fillings. The type of filling a patient chooses will depend on their oral health, the location and progression of decay as well as the patient’s personal cosmetic goals. In most cases, we will recommend the use of the composite resin or porcelain white filling for a more aesthetically pleasing, durable and customized result.

Dental Fillings What to Expect

Dental fillings can typically be completed in just one visit to our Houston, TX dentist office with minimal to no discomfort. Using a local anesthetic, Dr. Pruitt will ensure that the patient is comfortable and relaxed. Once the area to be treated is numb, the procedure will begin.

Dr.  Pruitt will use a special instrument to gently remove the decayed tooth matter. The tooth will then be thoroughly cleaned. Once prepared, the dental filling material will be color matched to the tooth for a natural appearance. The bonding agent will be put in the affected area and permanently set using a special blue light.

Patients are able to return to their normal activities shortly after treatment. Dental fillings are a lasting dental restoration that can help stop the spread of decay and stabilize the health of your natural tooth.

Why choose Eddie Pruitt, DDS?