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Composite Dental Fillings in Richmond, TX

No one wants to hear that they have one or more cavities, but should tooth decay be identified, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as you can. Dental Garden provides tooth-colored dental fillings that are designed to restore teeth affected by tooth decay and blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth. Want to learn more about dental fillings and other restorative services that we provide? Please contact us!

When is a dental filling necessary?

Dental fillings can become necessary when a tooth has been affected by a cavity or minor damage and requires restoration to prevent further deterioration and to repair the structure of the tooth. Fillings are less invasive than treatments like dental crowns and bridges, so if a dental filling can be used instead, that’s what our team will opt for. If you believe you may need a dental filling, it’s important to see a dentist sooner rather than later before the damage becomes more advanced.

How long do dental fillings last?

The longevity of dental fillings depends on several factors, including the type of filling material used, the location of the filling, and the patient’s unique diet, lifestyle, and oral hygiene habits. On average, dental fillings can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years or more. Tooth-colored composite fillings tend to have a slightly shorter lifespan compared to amalgam (metal) fillings, but advancements in dental materials have led to improved durability and longevity of composite fillings.

How can I avoid getting cavities?

To dodge tooth decay, we recommend maintaining a diligent oral hygiene routine: brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, and rinse with mouthwash. You may also want to consider getting dental sealants placed and scheduling fluoride treatments for added protection. Sugary and acidic foods and drinks can also be enjoyed, but in moderation of course. Even when patients follow these tips, 90% of Americans develop a cavity at some point in their lives, making fillings a frequent dental treatment and nothing to be ashamed of.

Whether you believe you may need a filling or you’re looking for a dentist in Richmond that offers composite dental fillings, our team is here to help! Contact our office today.