Do you have a toothache? It may be from a cavity. Don’t put up with dental pain – contact Houston Uptown Dentists for tooth-colored fillings! At our Houston, TX dentist office, Dr. Juarez and our skilled team exclusively use tooth-colored fillings so you won’t have to put up with unsightly metal in your smile!
Tooth-Colored Fillings Versus Metal Fillings
Metal fillings in your smile can stick out like a sore thumb. But that’s not the only reason our dentists don’t use them. To fit accurately, metal fillings require removing some of your healthy tooth structure. And when they need to be replaced, you may need to invest in a dental crown instead.
To keep your smile beautiful and maintain your overall health, we will repair your cavities and tooth decay with tooth-colored fillings. No one will even know you’ve had dental work done!
Tooth Fillings Process at Houston Uptown Dentists
To catch signs of decay early, visit Houston Uptown Dentists for regular dental cleanings and exams.
To ensure we won’t overlook any potential signs of decay, we use a state-of-the-art DIAGNOdent cavity detection system.
Once we have determined you need a tooth-colored filling, we will:
- Plan your treatment using cutting-edge digital X-rays
- Numb the area with local anesthetic
- Clean the decay from your tooth
- Repair your tooth with a composite material color-matched to your tooth
In some cases, we can skip the process above! The Fotona Laser allows us to remove the decayed area with little to no discomfort for the patient. Most patients won’t even need anesthesia. The Fotona Laser is state-of-the-art dentistry at its finest, and you can benefit right here in our Houston dentist office.
If you happen to suffer from dental anxiety, we can help relax you before we begin with a variety of dental sedation options.
Signs You May Need A Tooth Filling
Only a professional can tell you conclusively if you need a tooth filling. That said, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have a cavity:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages
- Pain in a particular tooth when biting down