Tooth Fillings

Maintain An Attractive Smile
  • We use tooth-colored fillings that blend in
  • Your new filling should last several years
  • Bite & chew comfortably again

Repair Your Smile With Tooth Fillings in Waco

Sooner or later, most of us will need to get a tooth filled. When the time comes, you’ll appreciate that Starr General Dentistry uses only natural-colored tooth filling material. Our Waco tooth fillings are:

  • Completely metal-free
  • Tooth-colored, so they blend in with your other teeth
  • Long-lasting and shouldn’t need replacement for several years
  • Less invasive than traditional metal fillings

If you think you need a tooth filled, call our team today at 254-401-0129. We’re located on Cobbs Drive, near the intersection of Cobbs Drive and Fish Pond Road.

Make Your Smile Whole Again & Relax With Sedation

Filling a tooth is one of the simplest types of restorative dentistry, but it’s also one of the most important. If you have a cavity that’s left untreated, it could eventually spread and infect the soft inner portion of the tooth, causing you a great deal of pain and making it hard to eat. At this point, a root canal would most likely be needed to repair the tooth.

A natural-looking composite filling will stop tooth decay long before your tooth can reach that point. Rather than metal, our white fillings are made up of tiny particles of glass and plastic. They’re so discreet that others will probably never notice that you’ve had a tooth filled. Plus, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that there’s no metal in your mouth.

To ensure that you’re completely comfortable during your tooth filling procedure, we’ll administer local anesthetic before we begin. We also have soft pillows and warm blankets so you can feel right at home during your visit. We will also offer you two methods of sedation:

  • Inhaled Sedation – Mild laughing gas will give you an all-over feeling of euphoria and calm. It will alleviate any dental anxiety you have and help you relax.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation – We’ll prescribe a pill that you’ll take as directed before your procedure. It will ease your mind and help your entire body relax even more than laughing gas.

If you need Waco tooth fillings, rely on the experts at Starr General Dentistry for help. Call us today at 254-401-0129 to schedule an appointment, or schedule online.

Common Questions About Tooth Fillings

Are tooth fillings important?

Yes. You could say fillings are the most basic service in restorative dentistry. When you know that more than 90 percent of people will develop at least one cavity during their lives, filings seem that much more important. Our fillings are made with a composite resin, which means they can be shaded and polished to match the color of your teeth.

Are tooth fillings painful?

You can get a dental filling at Starr General Dentistry in a pain-free procedure. In addition to numbing the affected area, we offer sedation options to keep you comfortable during this treatment. Also, keep in mind that a filling now can prevent a much more painful tooth infection down the road.

How long do tooth fillings last?

With proper care, tooth fillings can last for several years before they need to be replaced. Fillings serve some important functions, including restoring your ability to eat without pain and reducing your risk of a new cavity. If a filling becomes worn down, chips, cracks, or falls out, then it is no longer providing the preventive benefit that it should.