When you think about dental fillings, you might think of the metal fillings of decades past. Metal tooth fillings were the way of the dental world for years, but they weren’t the best for your teeth—the metal contained traces of mercury and weakened the structural integrity of the tooth itself.
While other dental offices may still use these metal fillings, at M&G Family Dentistry, we are proud to be at the forefront of dental technology. We’re a mercury-free dentistry, and our dental fillings are made of a tooth-colored resin for a completely natural look.
Your Katy, TX dentist will start by numbing the area with local anesthetic. He or she will then clean the tooth and remove the tooth decay. The filling starts with a bonding solution that will help the resin adhere to the teeth before the resin is finally applied.
You should be able to eat and drink normally after the procedure, although you should wait until the anesthetic has worn off and you can feel your mouth again. You may feel discomfort for a few days as your mouth adjusts to the feeling of the dental filling, but this will go away within the first week.
Whether you need a new dental filling or would like to replace your metal ones with tooth-colored fillings, our Katy, TX office is here to help. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
If you’re interested in Dental Fillings, make an appointment with our office today!