Our Team of dental professionals is here to help you with your dental filling.
Filling can be made from a variety of different materials including gold, porcelain, silver amalgam or composite resin. Porcelain and composite resin are the two materials that most closely mimic the color and appearance of the tooth, making a filling less noticeable.
Up until 10 to 15 years ago, silver amalgam was the most common material used for fillings due to its low cost, but composite resin is starting to take the lead position as more people want less noticeable filling materials.
If you have a cavity, you will need a filling. When you have a cavity, the rotted part of your tooth is drilled out, or removed. This leaves a hole in your tooth which can affect the strength and structure of the tooth. It can also leave the nerve exposed.
Because of this, the tooth is filled in. This strengthens it so you can bite or chew on it and also covers the nerve so you don’t experience sensitivity while eating or drinking. If you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity to hot or cold, you should visit your dentist. A dentist can perform a visual exam and x-rays to look for cavities.
The costs of your filling treatment may usually be covered by your dental insurance plan or extended dental coverage. If you are looking for more information about a specific service and the costs associated, contact one of our representatives for help. Our treatment coordinators can help you come up with an affordable way for you to pay for the oral health services you need. For more savings visit our specials page, sign up for our informational newsletter below, and like our Facebook page.
Don’t worry if you have reached the maximum cap with your insurance provider for the year or do not otherwise have coverage to pay for your dental treatment, there are other options available.
We offer a convenient list of options for making payment arrangements, and we work hard to make many third-party lenders and other types of credit programs available for our patients.
My experience at Houston Cosmetic Dentistry was outstanding. I needed a dentist in the area for a teeth cleaning and regular checkups. Dr. Evan and his staff are friendly and I liked the positive atmosphere.-Eric Banks