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Dental fillings stop cavities in their tracks

Dental fillings: just one of our dental services in texas

S hifa Dental, a modern and trusted Plano family dentistry practice, provides top-quality dental filling services to our patients. Our dentists have a shining record of hundreds of successful filling operations.
When a patient is suffering from tooth decay, they become prone to infections from various bacteria. These bacteria may enter the space that is created due to the decayed portion of the tooth. To avoid the infection from spreading, our dentists remove the decayed portion of teeth, clean the area, and then fill the cavity that is left with a suitable filling material. This procedure ensures the patient will no longer be susceptible to infections from the decayed tooth.

There are various types of fillings available from Shifa Dental, your local family dentistry practice:

  • Amalgam Fillings: These are also known as silver fillings. These are cheaper than other type of fillings. They do not decay easily; however, silver fillings’ dark color make them noticeable. This is the main reason why patients do not prefer amalgam filling.
  • Gold Fillings: This type of filling is very durable and usually lasts for more than 20-25 years. However, this type of filling is more expensive than Amalgam fillings. Additionally, patients must make multiple visits to the dentist to fix these.
  • Porcelain Fillings: Porcelain fillings are equally expensive as gold fillings. Patients can customize these fillings to match the color of their teeth. Another advantage with this type of filling is their resistance to staining.
  • Composite Resins: When patients insist on having a natural appearance post-filling, they opt for composite resin fillings. A number of materials are mixed together to create this filling. However, this filling does not last as long as the others mentioned above and they are prone to staining. Composite fillings fall out rather easily; therefore, the filling process may have to be repeated several times.

At Shifa Dental, our dental care experts are highly experienced with each type of aforementioned filling material. They will discuss the pros and cons of each type of filling with you before starting the procedure. In addition, based on the patient’s specific problem, teeth, and gums, they may suggest the right suitable filling for the patient.