Dental Fillings

At McKinney Dental, we provide tooth-colored dental fillings as a safe, effective, and aesthetic solution for restoring teeth damaged by decay or trauma. Dr. Mary Zoe Collier DDS and our experienced team are committed to preserving the health and beauty of your smile with high-quality dental fillings tailored to your unique needs.

What are Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings are restorative materials used to repair teeth that have been affected by cavities or minor damage. Unlike traditional silver amalgam fillings, which are conspicuous and contain mercury, tooth-colored fillings are made from composite resin materials that closely match the color and appearance of natural teeth, providing a discreet and seamless restoration.

The Dental Filling Process:

1.  Examination: During your dental examination, Dr. Collier will assess the health of your teeth and identify any areas of decay or damage that may require filling.
2.  Preparation: To prepare the tooth for filling, Dr. Collier will remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth and clean the area to ensure optimal bonding of the filling material.
3.  Placement: The tooth-colored composite resin material will be applied to the prepared tooth and shaped to restore its natural shape and function. Multiple layers of the resin may be applied and hardened using a special curing light.
4.  Finishing: Once the filling material has been placed and cured, Dr. Collier will polish the filling to smooth out any rough edges and ensure a natural-looking result that blends seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings:

•   Aesthetic appeal: Tooth-colored fillings blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, providing a discreet and natural-looking restoration that enhances the appearance of your smile.
•   Preservation of healthy tooth structure: Composite resin fillings require minimal removal of healthy tooth structure, preserving the strength and integrity of your teeth.
•   Biocompatibility: Composite resin is a safe and biocompatible material that bonds securely to the tooth, reducing the risk of sensitivity or allergic reactions.
•   Long-lasting results: With proper care and maintenance, tooth-colored fillings can provide durable and reliable restoration for many years, allowing you to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile.

Schedule Your Appointment:

Don’t let cavities or minor tooth damage compromise the health and beauty of your smile. Schedule an appointment for dental fillings at McKinney Dental today and experience the benefits of safe, effective, and aesthetic restorations that restore your smile’s health and vitality.