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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.

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.

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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
MOHSSINE RHAZI
MOHSSINE RHAZI
22:18 07 Oct 19
I would like to extend my deepest thanks and pride for an excellent service I received today from the best staff Dr. Brigitte, Angela, Melissa, and Maria. I would recommend this office and its excellent staff to anyone Looking for an excellent dentist.God bless
Kunzal Ahmed
Kunzal Ahmed
15:28 17 Sep 19
They took care of me like I was their child 😭 Follow and everything! They’re so easy to talk to and theirs no judgment from them whatsoever! I can finally say I have found my dentist ❤️
Angelina Lewis
Angelina Lewis
12:58 17 Sep 19
I am so happy I found URBN Dental. In 27 years I had never been shown the correct way to floss. Crazy, I know! They have an outstanding attention to detail and making sure patients are provided with proper and accurate dental hygiene knowledge. Honestly the best cleaning I’ve ever had!!
Daniela Garza
Daniela Garza
19:33 09 Jul 19
Loved the service and the in-depth personalized advice they give you! The staff is great and very knowledgeable. The location and atmosphere is modern and state of the art! Loved it 👍
Elva Koehn
Elva Koehn
22:11 17 Jun 19
I went in after having procrastinated for years because of my dental phobia. From the moment I walked in to their office, I felt at ease. The dental assistant, hygienist and Dr. Bridget made me feel so at ease and explained everything they were doing, every step of the way. I’ve never had such a great dental experience, as I did today. Highly recommend.
Nijah Watson
Nijah Watson
21:52 31 May 19
Best dentist office visit ever! Not only are the staff charismatic, they are very knowledgeable too. They took the time to go over my X-rays with me and made sure I understood what everything was, down to the payment options. They did not rush my exam at all. There was no wait time from the moment I walked in the door to the moment my exam was completed. The office itself lives up to its name with the urban decor. It is also very clean. I would recommend anyone to come here if you're looking for competent, patient, and kind dentist and staff!
Eduardo Mora
Eduardo Mora
19:53 22 May 19
I went in today and they really made me feel comfortable. The staff was extremely friendly and you can tell they make customer service a priority. They made sure the music playing was to my liking and made sure I was comfortable in my chair. The dentist was very knowledgeable and explained the whole process to me in a way that I can understand. I don't like going to the dentist, I don't know anyone that does, but I am glad I went to URBN Dental and wold recommend it to anyone looking for a dentist.
Hilary Rochelle
Hilary Rochelle
20:52 08 May 19
I’m so impressed with Urban Dental. Went having sever pain. New patient! The staff and dentist were amazing . So warm and caring. I will continue coming here for all dental needs. Completely satisfied in every way .
Ryan Zhen
Ryan Zhen
22:28 07 May 19
Just a few days after a visit with Dr. Bridget and I already feel the positive effects on my dental hygiene. She gave helpful and practical tips to brushing and flossing to make my routine more enjoyable. Everyone at URBN Dental Uptown was attentive and courteous to my needs from handling the insurance/financials to ensuring a pain/mess-free cleaning and filling. Looking forward to returning with improved dental health!
Lemond Deleo
Lemond Deleo
20:08 29 Apr 19
The staff here is extremely friendly and professional. From the very beginning, the staff greeted me with kindness and respect. My paperwork was filled out within 15 minutes and afterwards, the dentist called me back almost immediately.So the wait time for my first appointment was basically non-existent. I’m not sure if it’s normally like this or if it’s just a coincidence. Regardless, it was very nice to see the staff and dentists in perfect sync with servicing the customers as quickly and efficiently as possible.My first appointment here was primarily because I had a painful sensation on the bottom right of my tooth. It turned out to be a cavity as I expected. The dentist explained the procedure for a filling and I agreed to go through with it on my next appointment. Thank you for an honest experience that resulted in me learning what the problem with my tooth was.
Jennifer Bell
Jennifer Bell
19:59 29 Apr 19
Very satisfied with my recent experience at this dentist. As a first time customer, I walked in with low expectations, since I find this mentality to be effective for softening the blow if it turns out to be a disappointing service.Well, it turned out to be above average service from the staff at the front desk and the dentists themselves. They are all very professional and the dentists working here are patient when it comes to answering questions. I felt fully fulfilled after leaving the dental office. I’ll definireky be back.
Julia Bleck
Julia Bleck
14:21 05 Apr 19
I've never been to a more thorough and comprehensive dental appointment as the one at URBN Dental! They went over all of the photos and x-rays with me in detail to help explain all of the issues I had, and it's the first time I fully feel like I understand why I need to floss more consistently. They taught me how to properly floss and brush, and I even got a new electric toothbrush with my appointment. Would definitely recommend.
Rachel Richardson
Rachel Richardson
17:30 26 Mar 19
I was immediately greeted by friendly faces when i came in! Online scheduling and patient paperwork made it so easy to get an appointment with no waiting to go back to the room. Every person of staff from front desk, hygienist to dentist introduced themselves to me and took the time to explain everything they were doing. I’ve never had a dentist actually sit down and explain the biology behind flossing, bone health, nerve health etc. it was great to feel like I was being taken care of by true professionals. They were also very explanatory of exactly what my insurance covered and the cost breakout of all of my services. I would recommend this office to any of my friends and family.
Margarita Muro
Margarita Muro
01:28 21 Feb 19
The URBN Dental office is very beautiful! It is modern with natural wood and emerald green elements. I went in for my regular cleaning and exam after looking up 5+ dental offices in the area. I recently moved to uptown and am extremely happy to have found URBN Dental. The Hygienist, Angela, did not only give my advice in regards to my dental hygiene techniques, she educated me which made me more eager to go home and carry out my new routine. Dr. Bridget was very kind, answered all my questions, and gave me a great referral for my wisdom teeth extractions. I will be returning for all of my preventative and general dental needs!
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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PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

Our patients love being treated at our locations, with consistent 5-star ratings across the board.
See what they have to say about our dentists and dental team.

I can honestly say I had the best experience at URBN Dental. I am new in town and had a emergency. The staff was able to get me in asap and took very good care of me. Everyone worked as a team to ensure that all my needs were meet. I felt important! I was treated as if I was the only patient in the office. I found my Dental home!

The staff here is extremely friendly and professional. From the very beginning, the staff greeted me with kindness and respect. My paperwork was filled out within 15 minutes and afterwards, the dentist called me back almost immediately.

Very knowledgeable and informative, explaining all your x-ray and imagery and in creating a course of treatment. The staff is friendly and definitely concerned with their patients. Comfortable environment.

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!

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 prompt and professional. I felt very comfortable in the visit. They have good exam specials without any hidden fees. I have found me a permanent dentist office. Thanks URBN staff.

URBN Dental provided great service and they were all so nice. They did a great job communicating with me and i would recommend to all.

I had a root canal and a crown done here, the entire process took about an hour. Will be back in 2 weeks for my final crown! Great doctor, great staff.


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