Mansfield Dental Fillings
Repairing Cavities & Preserving Dental Health
Tooth-colored fillings have become increasingly popular for their aesthetic value. This material offers durability and fracture resistance for small and mid-size cavities and can be used on either the front or back teeth. At Orchard Family Dental, our Mansfield dentists offer tooth colored fillings for our patients.
People choose tooth-colored fillings over amalgam because:
- They are mercury free
- The color resembles natural teeth
- The procedure is safe
- The treatment is affordable
The Filling Procedure
Cavities are often discovered during routine dental exams or on x-rays. The process of placing fillings is fairly short and generally takes less than an hour. The dentist will numb your teeth and gums to reduce discomfort. The decayed tooth material is removed using the dental drill. Once the decayed tooth area has been completely removed, the dentist will place the filling. The numb feeling in your mouth will wear off within a few hours.
Catching Problems Early
It is essential to treat cavities as soon as they are detected. When left untreated, the cavity will continue to grow larger. This can result in the decay penetrating the pulp of the tooth and infecting the nerve. When the infection reaches this stage, you may need a root canal, a crown, or both. In severe cases, it could become too late to save the tooth and you may need an extraction.
Regular dental visits help to catch tooth decay early, often before the patient experiences any pain. Our practice offers routine dental care, tooth-colored fillings, and a broad range of other treatments to meet the specific needs of each patient, so you can enjoy lifelong oral health. If you have one or more cavities, do not hesitate to get the treatment you need. Same day appointments are available and our office is open on Saturdays, for your convenience.
Don’t wait to have cavities treated. Call (817) 631-2444 for an appointment with a Mansfield dentist.