If you have a tooth that develops decay, a crack, a chip, or another imperfection, the experts at Freeman Dental in Dallas, Texas, are here for you. Hubert Freeman, DDS, and his highly trained staff offer long-lasting fillings that restore teeth and keep them beautiful. Call the Freeman Dental office to find out if you need fillings or schedule an appointment online today.
Fillings are strong restoration materials that your dentist applies to teeth with minor decay or damage. If you choose tooth-colored fillings available at Freeman Dental, they blend in perfectly with the color of your natural teeth so other people won't notice them.
Fillings repair imperfections and prevent future problems. The process of getting filings is fast, simple, and painless.
You might need a filling if you have a tooth that is:
If you have moderate to severe tooth damage or decay, you may need dental bonding, a root canal, a crown, or even a bridge.
Signs of dental decay include tooth pain, hot or cold sensitivity, a visible pit in your tooth, and tooth discoloration. See the Freeman Dental providers at the first sign of a problem, as early detection and treatment of tooth decay are the best way to prevent serious oral health issues.
Your Freeman Dental provider determines if you’re a candidate for dental fillings after evaluating your teeth and gums, taking dental X-rays (if needed), and reviewing your oral health history. They then personalize a restorative dental treatment that’s best for you.
During the first step of getting dental fillings, your Freeman Dental provider numbs the treatment area if needed, cleans the affected tooth, and removes any tooth decay. They apply sturdy filling materials to your tooth in targeted areas and may use a special light to harden the filling.
After the procedure, there’s no downtime. You can resume normal activities right away but may experience some tenderness for a short period of time.
To keep your filling intact and reduce the risk of future tooth decay or damage, brush your teeth after meals, floss every day, and don’t chew on hard objects like candy. See your Freeman Dental provider every six months for dental checkups and call the office if a filling falls out or gets damaged.
To find out if you might need a filling, call the Freeman Dental office or schedule an appointment online today.