In Houston, Texas, fillings are used to treat low to moderate tooth damage or decay. Tooth decay often occurs because of poor oral hygiene or certain lifestyle habits, such as eating high levels of sugary or acidic foods. Dr. LePhuoc or Dr. Truong, our skilled dentists, may suggest fillings as part of your personalized treatment plan to repair the following conditions:
- Decayed or damaged teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Very worn teeth
At Dentists at Lincoln Green, we provide both amalgam and composite fillings. Amalgam fillings are made of metal and are considered to be strong and long lasting. Composite, or tooth-colored, fillings are matched to the color of your teeth and are aesthetically pleasing. The type of filling you receive will be based upon your needs and desires. To place the filling, all tooth decay or damage is removed. If necessary, local anesthesia will be used to numb the tooth. Both amalgam and composite fillings are soft and malleable when placed in your tooth. This allows our dental team to shape the filling to perfectly match your natural bite. A special light is then used to harden the filling. If you are interested in learning more about fillings and how they can improve your smile, we invite you to call or visit our dental office today!