Tooth Fillings, Killeen, TX
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To treat dental decay, our dentist and team provide a range of dental treatments, including dental fillings in Killeen, Texas. Dental fillings are typically recommended to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. Call Clear Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at 254-200-1893 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Rohini Singh and learn more about how dental fillings can restore and repair your smile.
Our dentist typically recommends fillings if a tooth has sustained damage from cavities or from minor fracturing our chipping. Fillings work by literally “filling in” the damaged tooth structure to restore the tooth to its original structure and function. There are two main types of dental fillings, amalgam and composite.
While we offer both silver and tooth-colored fillings, our dentist prefers to use tooth-colored composite fillings whenever possible. This type of filling produces healthier and more natural-looking results as well as a strong and long-lasting solution for your smile.
Disadvantages of Silver Fillings
Silver fillings have many drawbacks. First and foremost, they are made of an amalgam of several materials, including mercury. This means that your fillings can corrode and leak, causing problems for your health and well as the appearance of your smile. Silver fillings can also become worn down or weakened, which leads to less protection for your tooth and increases your risk of cavities.
Advantages of Composite Fillings
Composite dental fillings are bonded to the teeth, which creates a right fit to the natural tooth. They work to protect, preserve and strengthen your natural tooth structure to give you a better long-term result for your smile and your oral health.