About Tooth-Colored Fillings
The days of treating dental cavities with metal fillings have nearly passed. Beyond Smiles Dental Care if Fort Worth, TX strongly recommends the use of tooth-colored fillings as the new and improved form of sealing a cavity. This cosmetic dentistry procedure allows a patient to receive the treatment they need while allowing them to retain the natural look and appeal of their teeth. In addition to the aesthetic benefits, board-certified dentist, Dr. Edwina Evangelista, believes that tooth-colored fillings made with composite resin prevent the tooth sensitivity side effects that gold and other metal fillings can sometimes create. Give our staff a call today to set up a consultation and learn more about tooth-colored fillings at Beyond Smiles Dental Care.
What to Expect
Dr. Evangelista offers patients a one-of-a-kind experience when undergoing a filling procedure. Prior to the procedure, the patient’s tooth is photographed and measured to create a filling that is comfortable and matches the shade of their tooth. The filling, made of resin, is then bonded to the tooth. The procedure seeks to create a filling that perfectly fits the tooth and covers the entire area that needs protection. This procedure may cause minor pain and discomfort, but most patients will not be able to immediately return to their regular routines.
Following filling procedure, patients will need time, at least 1 – 3 hours, to allow their anesthesia to wear off before they can leave the office. Patients should be cautious in talking or chewing so they do not bite the inside of their mouth or tongue while the area is numb. The gums may also be tender or sore at the injection site, but this will subside in a day or so. The tooth or teeth will be sensitive to hot or cold liquids or food for a short time, this is normal and temporary. Should patients feel any extreme discomfort or unevenness in the tooth after the anesthesia has worn off, please call our office immediately. Patients should not expect to receive any medication or special instructions unless directed by Dr. E during their consultation or after the procedure.
Like other dental procedures, the cost of a tooth-colored filling is dependent upon the amount of work that needs to be done and the materials needed. The average cost for a filling typically ranges between $225 to $500 per tooth. Patients should contact their insurance company prior to visiting Beyond Smiles Dental Care to inquire if this procedure is covered within their policy. For those without insurance or looking to pay the cost out of pocket, payment options can be discussed with Dr. E during consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
Beyond Smiles Dental Care would be honored to help you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming of. Our tooth-colored fillings help to maintain the overall beauty of your smile as well as ensuring that you can have comfort. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Evangelista to see if tooth-colored filling are the right treatment for you.