Tooth Colored Fillings | Canyon Creek Dentistry

Serving Temple and the Surrounding Area Since 2001.

Infant & Toddler

Tooth Fillings in Temple TX

We use composite (tooth-colored) fillings to repair a tooth affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected tooth is removed by Dr. Prajapati and then filled with a composite filling during the procedure.
We welcome and accept most insurance, including Medicaid, CHIP, Foster Program, Concordia, Metlife, Delta, Blue Cross, Humana, Aetna, Care Credit.


Infant & Toddler

Reasons For Composite Fillings

  • Teeth that have become chipped due to trauma
  • To close a space between two teeth
  • Restore more severely cracked or broken teeth
  • Teeth that have become infected with decay
  • Worn-down teeth


What Are Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings?

There are many types of filling materials available, each with advantages and disadvantages. Working together, you and Dr. Prajapati can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite and silver amalgam fillings are the most widely used in dental restorations today.
Composite fillings are tooth-colored, and we can closely match the color of existing teeth. In general, a composite filling is the most aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth. However, you can put a composite filling on any tooth.
Once we place the filling correctly and your child practices good oral hygiene, composite fillings will last five years.



HOW ARE COMPOSITE FILLINGS PLACED

Composite fillings can usually be placed entirely in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, Dr. Prajapati will remove all the decay present. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before placing the new composite filling. If the decay were near the tooth’s nerve, we would apply a particular medication for added protection. We will then insert the composite filling into the space where the cavity previously existed, and then we will harden the material with a blue light. The filling is shaped and polished to finish the procedure, ultimately restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed. However, this will subside after your tooth acclimates to the new filling. After the treatment, the Canyon Creek Dentistry team will give you tips on caring for your new filling. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.
Although fillings are very durable and can last for years, there is a possibility that one could become loose or even fall out. In the event of this, please notify us immediately of a replacement.
Why Choose a Composite Filling?
When it comes to fillings, we use two primary materials: composite and amalgam. Amalgam fillings, once placed, will give the tooth a silver or metallic color, and composite fillings are tooth-colored. Although both are excellent choices and will restore your teeth equally, many patients choose composite fillings, so the filling blends in with their natural teeth.
For most children with adult teeth, we use tooth-colored fillings.
Come by Canyon Creek Dentistry
Only a dental professional can diagnose and treat a cavity properly. If your child has been experiencing constant tooth pain or a toothache, please schedule an appointment for an exam. We highly encourage you to stay up to date with your routine cleanings and exams so we can help spot cavities early on and treat them.
Have questions about the filling procedure or have specific requests? Please give our office located in Temple, Texas, a call. We are dedicated to providing detailed and tailored care.

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