Preventative care is the most important part of protecting your teeth and keeping your mouth healthy. It is essential that you brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. Keeping yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water keeps the saliva flowing in your mouth which keeps the harmful bacteria moving along. If you… Read more »
Category: Composite Fillings
How Do I Know If I Need Restorative Dentistry?
Have you lost interest in going out for drinks after work, or even attending weekend brunches, all because of the discomfort you experience when eating? If so, have you stopped to consider that you might be in need of restorative dentistry? Sensitivity and discomfort are common warning signs of dental problems, like cavities. Sadly, most… Read more »
The Benefits of Cosmetic Tooth Fillings
Almost all forms of dentistry have a cosmetic element to them. In addition to restoring your smile, our goal is also to improve your confidence in it. Because cavities are among the most common dental issues, the tooth fillings needed to treat them are among the most frequently-performed procedures. Therefore, we provide custom cosmetic tooth… Read more »
2 Types Of Fillings You May Not Be Familiar With
Cavities require dental fillings, and the majority of the population suffers from at least one cavity in a lifetime. That means that most people are familiar with what a dental filling is. When you have a cavity, your dentist will remove the decay, sterilize the area and fill the cavity with either a metal filling,… Read more »
Dental Fillings: A Quiz
Are you finding that when you return home from a visit that uncovers tooth decay, your friends have something to say about your upcoming filling? Perhaps one friend insists that taking care of tooth decay immediately is the best way to go. Unfortunately, your other friend may imply that you don’t really need to schedule… Read more »
What Happens When Your Cavity Is Severe?
You know that a cavity typically calls for a dental filling – this includes the removal of decayed tissue followed by carefully packing the opening with material that restores the shape, structure, and appearance of your tooth. Now, what happens when a cavity becomes extremely severe? Do we still fill the cavity? As a matter… Read more »
How Much Do You Know About Cavities And Fillings?
Did you know that dental fillings date as far back as the T’ang Dynasty in China, AD 618-907? They may have been used even before that. Did you ever wonder if you really need to fill a cavity? What would happen if you didn’t? What exactly is a cavity? A cavity is the collapse of… Read more »
Some Facts About White Fillings
Do you have metal fillings in your mouth that were placed many years ago? In the past, metal, or amalgam fillings, were thought to provide the best range of protection and stability when repairing a dental cavity. However, most dentists nowadays use white, tooth-colored resin for dental fillings because they have proved to be a… Read more »
FAQ’s about Dental Decay
If you have ever had a cavity, you know that dental decay is no laughing matter. A cavity can seriously compromise your tooth. It can also lead to significant discomfort and reduced dental function. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with a cavity, or you are simply looking to prevent future damage, you may have… Read more »
5 Benefits of Composite Fillings
A cavity is no fun, but, fortunately, your North Richland Hills restorative dentist offers long-lasting solutions. Fillings are typically the easiest and most effective treatment for cavities. When placing a filling, your dentist will clean out your tooth, removing all harmful bacteria that could spread to the surrounding tissues. Then the filling itself will strengthen… Read more »