UPTOWN/GALLERIA: 713-322-8442 | MIDTOWN: 281-783-3227
UPTOWN/GALLERIA: 713-322-8442
MIDTOWN: 281-783-3227

Cosmetic white dental fillings

Find Out Everything About Cosmetic Fillings

There several types of dental fillings for restoring damaged teeth, but often people restore and improve their teeth using composite resin. The reason most people go for composite is because it is unnoticeable.

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Find out everything about cosmetic fillings

There several types of dental fillings for restoring damaged teeth, but often people restore and improve their teeth using composite resin. The reason most people go for composite is because it is unnoticeable. Minor tooth cracks, breaks or chip doesn’t require crowns or veneers, but just a simple white composite material to fill the space. Dental filling is a common procedure for fixing minor dental fractures. One can use dental fillings to restore cracked, fractured or decayed tooth.

What are cosmetic fillings? Unlike traditional dental fillings, cosmetic fillings are colored. They are natural looking, thus it is hard to notice them. Here at URBN Dental we choose BPA-free safe white dental fillings. The last thing you want when repairing damaged teeth is to ruin the appearance of your smile. Most people don’t like dental fillings, especially traditional amalgam because their dental appearance might be ruined. However, cosmetic fillings here at URBN Dental Midtown and Uptown are quite different. In fact, they are known as one of the best procedures for enhancing a smile.

Cosmetic fillings also known as tooth-colored fillings are used to restore the structure of the tooth. Traditionally, amalgam fillings were used to retain the structure of a damaged tooth, but nowadays dentist and patients prefer cosmetic fillings because not only will they restore the tooth structure and functions, but also because they come in the same shade as natural teeth. Also, amalgam tends to corrode and leak over time. Cosmetic dental fillings at 77002 and 77027 are made of composite plastic resin, and they are more expensive than traditional amalgam fillings.


Why do you need cosmetic fillings?

Even though traditional amalgam fillings have been around for decades, people can’t seem to like them. Amalgam fillings get the work done and are quite inexpensive, but the drawbacks they come with can’t be ignored. The main drawback is that they are much darker in color, thus they will stand in the way of your pretty smile. However, cosmetic fillings won’t stand in the way of your pretty smile, instead they will enhance it. This is the main reason people go for cosmetic fillings because they feel and look natural. There are several things that can make you a good candidate for cosmetic fillings, for instance, if your tooth has minor fracture or a small cavity, cosmetic filling can be a great solution.

There are several reasons you need cosmetic fillings? Do you have gapped teeth? Is your tooth cracked, broken or a chipped tooth?  Do you have worn out tooth or small tooth cavity? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you will need cosmetic fillings to rectify such a problem.


Who is more susceptible to needing cosmetic fillings?

Your teeth may look durable, strong and tough, but you should know they crack or fracture due to any kind of stress or trauma such as, a blow to the face, a fall or an impact. Tooth fracture can be a serious or minor problem. While some cracks can be noticed right away, others are very tiny and unnoticeable. Some symptoms like discomfort, sharp pain and sensitivity may signify the presences of cracks on your tooth hard tissues.

It may seem hard to prevent your teeth from cracking. However, there are some preventive measures you can follow to ensure you are less susceptible to cracks and other fractures; you should avoid chewing hard objects like unpopped popcorn, ice, pens among others. If you like, playing contact games or you have a habit of grinding your teeth, make sure to wear a mouth guard when playing or sleeping. If you don’t take such steps you may end up with cracked teeth, making you more susceptible to needing cosmetic fillings.

Another common teeth problem is cavity or tooth decay.  Plaque attacks are the main cause of tooth cavity. If you don’t maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, you may end up with decayed teeth. People who don’t care about their oral hygiene are more susceptible to needing cosmetic fillings. You should avoid sugary teeth, dark drinks, tobacco, alcohol, and snacks, if you don’t want to visit your dentist to get a tooth cavity treated. Which is the best way to treat minor cavity other than cosmetic fillings?

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How do you treat a patient using cosmetic fillings?

The first step to placing cosmetic fillings is preparing the tooth. In case of decay, the dentist will have to remove it. Sometimes the decay may be extensive such that it has touched the other parts of the tooth like dentin and cementum, and to remove such a decay the dentist will have to numb the tooth. With cosmetic fillings, less drilling is required. The dentist will then clean the tooth, apply a primer to open the enamel and dentin pores, and the last part of preparation is applying a bonding agent to support the cosmetic filling material.

The second procedure is placing the fillings. The dentist at URBN Dental Midtown and Uptown will place the filling material and shape the tooth to look like a natural tooth. The dentist will use a strong curing light to harden the white composite resins. The dentist will have to check your bite to ensure it is perfect. In case of imperfections, he will make the necessary adjustment.

Finally, the dentist 77002 and 77027 will smooth and polish the already fixed cosmetic filling to make them look and feel like natural teeth. You deserve a pretty smile. Something cosmetic fillings are here to fulfill. In the process of treating decay and fractures, the fillings will also enhance your smile. You do not have to tolerate the unattractive amalgam fillings anymore.


What are the symptoms of someone who needs cosmetic fillings?

Cosmetic dental fillings at URBN Dental are great for fixing small cavities, and they tend to bond to the existing teeth. However, not everyone is a good candidate for cosmetic fillings. For instance, extensive cavities need dental crowns not fillings. What makes you a good candidate for cosmetic fillings? What are some of the symptoms you should look for? The symptoms of someone who needs cosmetic fillings include:

  • Minor tooth fractures (chipped, cracked or broken teeth)
  • Gapped teeth
  • Minor tooth decay
  • Worn out teeth
Trisha Hinojosa
Trisha Hinojosa
18:30 07 Oct 18
Very friendly staff who put up with my inane sense of humor. The entire team team spoke with me 1:1, including: Dental assistants, hygienist, dentist, and insurance admin (explained everything to me in detail including how my insurance works). They explained my x-rays to me, the effects of flossing correctly / incorrectly. I feel like they gave me the education I didn't get as a child on how to care for my mouth, and why it's important. I was doing good stuff for my oral health-- just not correctly or with a positive attitude. GREAT aftercare package.
Ji H Oh
Ji H Oh
15:19 22 Sep 18
I am usually scared of going to the dentist for my annual cleaning but I was completely blown away by the amazing customer service from the staff. Julia was extremely helpful and explained my dental coverage and out of pocket costs. Angela did an exceptional job explaining to me about the importance of dental hygiene and actually taught me how to floss properly. The office was extremely clean and upscale. Dr. Bridget was very sweet and great bedside manners. She explained everything about the treatment plan in a very thorough and concise manner. I was extremely impressed by everyone on the office and I cant wait to come back for my next appointment.
Joshua Parra
Joshua Parra
02:17 14 Sep 18
From start to finish great experience. Impeccably clean office, high tech tools, & friendly staff. Went to get my top teeth contoured/shaped. They did a Hollywood star job! I now, have a flawless smile. I even went back the next day for a touch-up on one tooth & they took care of it, graciously. If you want quality cosmetic dentistry inside the loop; look no further. These folks are the best in class.
Death Morgulis
Death Morgulis
16:23 12 Sep 18
Great place for all your dental needs. Very inviting and friendly staff. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about the work they do. I've been looking for a good dentist for awhile while neglecting my oral health, but now I think I've found my place. 10/10 would come back for a follow-up appointment.
Bianca Anderson
Bianca Anderson
17:05 05 Sep 18
Very friendly staff. The hygienist's were so knowledgeable and really took the time to teach you about your teeth, they gave my husband and I "homework" to improve our oral health. Love it! Angela was great, great sense of humor (made me laugh a lot) and very professional. Awesome job Nicole, very friendly and took the time to answer all the questions we had (love she was recommending eateries for hubby to take me :). Julia was great at the front counter very lively and knowledgeable as well. They all really took the time and customized everything for us. Able to get free electric toothbrushes but didn't have any in stock.
Michelle Campbell
Michelle Campbell
19:53 20 Jun 18
Excellent service. Great first impression! Best cleaning I've had in several years, my mouth feels amazing. They even took the time to show me how to brush more effectively. My teeth are back to being pearly white. They were very knowledgeable in regards to my insurance and I've had no issues. The service there is impeccable!
Allie Hackett
Allie Hackett
18:47 19 Jun 18
I am not the biggest fan of the dentist, however this was the BEST dentist experience I have ever had! Everyone was so kind and I got everything I needed done in one visit! They provided super helpful insight about what was going on with my teeth and took care of everything I needed quickly. I will absolutely be returning! 🙂
Andrea Andrea
Andrea Andrea
17:15 20 May 18
Love the location, the dentist AND the staff. Everyone there is awesome. It's rare that I leave a dentist office feeling just as good as when I arrive. I was sad I didn't get to see Snickers, but all in all I had a great experience my first time here. Glad to finally have a new "home" dentist since moving to Texas.
Andrew Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen
14:17 10 May 18
Beautiful location and office. Very friendly and welcoming staff! I had a great time conversing with them about movies and music. Dr. Nguyen and his staff were very knowledgeable and stressed the importance of making sure the patient knew what their game plan was. The office is very high tech as well so it was super cool to know that I was getting the latest tech being use on me.
Nonna Beetge
Nonna Beetge
14:21 24 Apr 18
The staff is wonderful, very friendly and informative. I love how they not only take X-rays, but also photos of all your teeth and put them on the big screen. They spent as much time as I needed to go over each area and explain specifics of each tooth. I definitely have a greater understanding of what is going on in there and what I need to do. I also love their space, it has a calming vibe with all kinds of artwork on display. You almost feel like you’re not at the dentist! Thank you all so much, I look forward to seeing you all again! (Said no one to their dentist 😉 )
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