Dental Fillings

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Dr. Mazin Nakhleh, Dr. Laura Fisher and Dr. Shohreh Sharifi might recommend a dental filling if you have sustained minor tooth damage. This simple restoration can be completed in a single visit to Park Central Dental to give you back a healthy mouth and smile.

What Are Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings are a common and essential component of restorative dentistry. They are dental materials used to repair and restore teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. The primary purpose of a dental filling is to restore the tooth’s structural integrity and function by filling in the cavity or hole created by decay or fractures. Dental fillings are typically composed of various materials, including amalgam, composite resin, porcelain or gold. Each material has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, which are considered when choosing the appropriate filling for a specific situation. Tooth-colored filling materials are especially popular, as they blend in with your teeth to give you a natural-looking final result.

When Are Dental Fillings Recommended?

Dental fillings may be recommended to treat:

  • Tooth Decay: Dental fillings are most commonly recommended when a tooth is affected by dental caries (tooth decay). When bacteria in the mouth produce acids that erode tooth enamel, they create cavities or holes in the teeth. Dental fillings are used to fill these cavities and prevent further decay.
  • Broken or Chipped Teeth: Teeth can become damaged due to accidents, injuries or everyday wear and tear. Dental fillings are recommended to repair broken or chipped teeth and restore their original shape and function.
  • Tooth Sensitivity: If a tooth becomes sensitive due to enamel erosion or small fractures, dental fillings can help seal the sensitive areas and reduce discomfort.
  • Cosmetic Enhancement: In some cases, dental fillings are used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of teeth affected by minor imperfections or gaps.
  • Tooth Wear: Tooth wear can occur over time due to factors like teeth grinding (bruxism) or acidic erosion. Dental fillings may be recommended to restore the damaged tooth structure and prevent further wear.

The Dental Filling Process

The process for receiving a filling is simple. First, our dentists will thoroughly clean your tooth to remove all damaged tooth structure and traces of decay. The filling material is then applied, shaped to match the contours of the tooth and hardened to provide a lasting restoration.

Make Your Appointment

Give us a call at 214-340-9696 to make your appointment with our dentists and learn more about dental fillings in Dallas, Texas!