Tooth Fillings Stop Decay In Its Tracks
  • Our fillings blend in naturally with your smile
  • We can replace your old silver fillings
  • Rely on our dentists’ many years of experience

Tooth Fillings in San Antonio Beautifully Repair Your Smile

Stats Image About a quarter of adults have untreated cavities. Source.
San Antonio tooth fillings are one of the most common types of restorative dentistry at Cosmetic Dental Associates. When you have a cavity, Dr. Moore or Dr. Ma can use either a composite filling or a custom CEREC filling to repair it. Key benefits of our fillings include:

  • Stopping tooth decay and preventing its spread
  • Making biting and chewing more comfortable
  • Restoring your tooth in an aesthetically pleasing way – without metal
  • Helping you put forth your most confident and bold smile

If you have old silver fillings, they can make your smile shine in a bad way. Visit one of our offices for removal of your metal tooth fillings and replacement using beautiful tooth-colored fillings. Call us today at 210-951-4444 (Medical Center at Babcock & Huebner), 210-942-5047 (Alamo Ranch), or 210-934-8188 (Stone Oak).

Enjoy the Benefits of Composite Fillings

Fillings are usually needed if you have decay in your tooth, also known as a cavity. Amalgam fillings, or what you might know as silver fillings, are a mix of mercury and other metals. Some patients are concerned about small amounts of mercury entering their body, so proactive dentists like Dr. John A. Moore and Dr. Ruiwen Ma have readily embraced composite tooth fillings. Since the safety of amalgam fillings is still in question, we do not offer them to our patients.

Composite tooth fillings are made of resin and are mercury-free. They’re matched to the shade of your natural teeth, so they won’t affect the beauty of your smile. There are size limitations to composite tooth fillings, so if your cavity or the damage to your tooth is more severe, we can use a dental crown to restore your tooth.

We Offer Many Types of Fillings For Your Convenience

CEREC fillings or restorations are another great aesthetic option for patients needing large fillings or extensive dental work. Our professionals remove the decay first and then take a digital photo of the tooth before custom-designing the filling. The CEREC machine then shapes the porcelain restoration with advanced technology to perfectly fit the filling into the tooth.

Since our dental practice focuses on cosmetic dentistry, aesthetics are just as important to us as restoring the use of your teeth. With new technology, dental work that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional is now available to all our patients.

Call us now at 210-951-4444 (Medical Center at Babcock & Huebner), 210-942-5047 (Alamo Ranch), or 210-934-8188 (Stone Oak) to ask about getting our San Antonio tooth fillings and scheduling your appointment. You can also schedule online. Out-of-town patients are always welcome.

Common Questions About Tooth Fillings

Why are tooth fillings needed?

A dental filling repairs damage caused by tooth decay so that it doesn’t do further harm to your tooth, your oral function, or your oral health. Most of the time, your dentist will catch tooth decay at your routine hygiene appointments before it has had enough time to cause too much damage. We remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then strengthen and preserve the tooth with a composite filling to keep a larger cavity from forming.

What are tooth fillings made of?

Most of our tooth fillings are a mercury-free composite resin that is not only easier on your teeth than standard metal fillings, but it allows us to preserve more of the healthy structure of the tooth as well. There is also a cosmetic benefit to composite fillings because they seamlessly blend in with the natural color of your teeth so you won’t see any dark spots in your mouth when you smile, speak, and laugh.

How long do tooth fillings last?

The answer depends on which kind of filling is used, where it’s located in your mouth, your oral hygiene habits, and other factors. Metal fillings typically last longer than composite fillings. For this reason, some dentists may reserve them for hidden areas of your mouth that experience more force from chewing. With proper care, most tooth fillings should last at least five years.

Can tooth fillings come out?

When you’re committed to routine dental care, the chances that a tooth filling will fall out are pretty low. We can often spot potential signs of trouble with restorations and take steps to fix them, often before you even notice a problem. But that doesn’t mean fillings don’t come loose or fall out on occasion. If you lose a filling, call us right away so we can arrange an emergency appointment as soon as possible.

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