Restorative Dentistry in Austin
Tooth Colored Fillings
Whether you have painful cavities or unsightly metal fillings our Austin restorative dentistry team at Toothbar can help. Fillings replace structure lost to decay. Without them, a tooth with a small cavity will continue to decay eventually leading to tooth loss. If you have metal fillings that are decades old, they might need to be replaced. As fillings wear, gaps between the tooth and filling attract more bacteria leading to more decay.
The procedure is simple and usually completed in an hour or less. After the area is numbed with a local anesthetic, decay is removed. The empty space is cleaned, and the filling is put in place. The numbness is resolved within a few hours and little to no pain is experienced.