Fillings Houston, TX

A dental filling is one of the most common dental procedures, aside from cleanings. When decay has damaged a tooth (called a cavity), the decay needs to be removed as soon as possible.

After the decay is removed, the hole left from the removal is repaired with a “filling.” A special material is applied to the prepared cavity to restore the tooth back to its normal shape and function. If a cavity is left unattended for too long, the decay will not only spread, but it offers a weak area of the body for bacteria to enter.

The larger area of decay will require more extensive and more expensive repairs, and the bacteria can cause bigger health problems than just a simple filling.

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The procedure of receiving a filling is simple and does not require a lot of time. A numbing injection is administered around the area of the tooth with the decay. The decay is removed from the tooth, and the filling is applied to the prepared area.

The type of filling used is determined by factors such as the position of the cavity in the mouth, patient preference, and patient budget. Dr. Saba and Dr. Frangie will help you determine which is best for your situation.