Tooth Fillings

Filling Cavities Discreetly

Cavities are caused by an infection in your tooth structure known as tooth decay, and they’re one of the most common chronic dental health issues in the U.S. However, unlike teeth stains, which are the most common, cavities can usually be prevented with consistent hygiene and regular family dental care. When they do occur, then we can often treat cavities simply and conveniently with a personalized tooth filling. After cleaning the cavity and removing harmful oral bacteria, Dr. Munilla can place a filling in the cavity to restore the tooth’s strength and protect its exposed structure. In most cases, a filling can prevent the need for more extensive tooth decay treatment, such as root canal treatment.

The Beauty of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Historically, fillings were made from a strong amalgam (mixture) of trace metals. Today, however, we prefer to place tooth-colored fillings made from esthetic composite resin—the same material used for cosmetic tooth bonding. The more discreet fillings blend in with your natural tooth structure to keep your restoration unnoticeable. The material also bonds securely to your tooth structure, creating a durable seal to protect your exposed tooth structure from more harmful oral bacteria.

Learn More About the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

With a highly customized tooth-colored filling, we can help you treat your cavity discreetly and with better long-term results than most metal fillings. To learn more, schedule a dental consultation by calling Munilla Dental today at (817) 379-1200. Located in Southlake, TX, we also proudly serve patients who live Keller, Colleyville, Grapevine, West Lake, Trophy Club, and North Richland Hills.