Dental Fillings

Looking for dental fillings in Georgetown, TX? Dental fillings are what fill in the gap left behind when your dentist cleans out a cavity. They’re usually made of silver amalgam or tooth-colored materials. At Renken Dentistry we offer tooth-colored fillings for a natural-looking solution that you can count on.

Why Tooth-Colored Fillings?

There are a few reasons why tooth-colored fillings are the better choice, including:

  • Tooth-colored fillings are made to match the color of your natural teeth.
  • They look natural and can’t be seen by the naked eye.
  • They don’t contain mercury or other potentially harmful materials, as silver amalgam fillings do.
  • Metal fillings can weaken the structure of your teeth, while tooth-colored fillings do not.

Procedure: Dental Fillings

A tooth filling is one of the most commonly performed dental procedures. First, your Georgetown dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic. He or she will then drill the cavity, removing any traces of tooth decay and cleaning out the area. Once the decay and damage are removed, the fillings are applied and allowed to cure. After they harden, your dentist will polish them so that your teeth fit comfortable together.

You may notice some sensitivity in the area for a short time after the procedure, but within a few days, your mouth should feel completely normal. The pain can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers, and any swelling can be brought down with a cold compress.

If you have silver fillings you would like replaced with tooth-colored fillings, we’re also happy to offer filling replacement as an option. To book an appointment for our dental fillings give our office a call.

Testimonial

"Dr. Renken is great! I've always been pretty freaked out about going to the dentist, and he is the first dentist I've been to where I don't feel the urge to jump out of the chair and run. ".
- Judy B.
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