restorative dentistry

Professional Teeth Fillings At Cottonwood Dental In Irving, Texas

Dental fillings are a type of dental restoration that is quite effective in repairing damaged teeth. Regular dental checkups can help detect early signs of tooth decay, and by getting a filling, you can avoid more invasive procedures in the future. At Cottonwood Dental in Irving, Texas, dental fillings are a common procedure that our team performs with utmost care and professionalism. We strive to ensure that the experience is as comfortable as possible for every patient.


Teeth Cleaning
Dental Checkups
Root Canal Therapy
Crowns and Bridges
Gum Disease Therapy
Full/Partial Dentures
Tooth Extractions

Are there health risks associated with fillings?

There have been concerns about health risks associated with amalgam fillings that use mercury. However, scientific studies have not confirmed that dental fillings are dangerous to human health. The Canadian Dental Association states that amalgam fillings do not cause any illness in the general population. It has been known for some time that amalgam fillings release minute amounts of mercury vapor, especially when chewing. 

What Are Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings are artificial substances used to fill holes or gaps in damaged, decayed, or broken teeth. They help to restore the tooth’s shape, and stability, and prevent further damage or discomfort. 

Before the dental filling procedure, your dentist will numb the gums around the affected tooth to ensure you don’t feel any pain. The dentist will then inspect the tooth and determine the appropriate type of filling based on the extent of the tooth decay or damage. 

There are several types of fillings available, including gold, silver amalgam, and composite resin, each with different price points and durability. Your dentist will be able to recommend the best type of dental filling for you.

How Do You Know When
You Need a Filling?

When tooth decay, also known as a cavity, occurs, a filling is typically used to treat it. While it’s best to visit your dentist for a proper diagnosis, you can watch out for some signs of tooth decay such as

  • Tooth sensitivity, especially when eating cold or sweet foods.
  • Chipped or fractured teeth.
  • Dark spots or visible holes in teeth.
  • Sharp or throbbing mouth pain.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to contact your dentist right away. Early intervention can prevent more complicated dental issues in the future.

Schedule An Appointment At Cottonwood Dental

Request an appointment online and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note we will respond to online requests as soon as possible during our working hours. If your matter is urgent, we encourage you to give us a call at (972) 261-1166.
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