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Cavity Treatment In Austin

Air Abrasions

Air Abrasion is the pain-free method of removing cavities from your teeth. No anesthesia is required with this amazing piece of technology and the decay is removed from your tooth with a fast stream of air, powder and water. The cavity area is then filled with tooth-colored resin to give you an invisible restoration. This painless procedure is wonderful for children – and adults.

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Dental Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings In Austin, TX

Tired of dark metal or ‘mercury’ fillings in your molars? Concerned about the effect of metals on your overall health? A new-technology, tooth-colored composite resin filling is the best way to restore small-to-moderate sized cavities and to replace old metal fillings that have failed. The white filling is much more conservative and tooth-friendly than materials used in the past and a mercury-free dentistry option. Your new fillings are so natural-looking, you won’t even be able to tell you ever had a cavity.

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Mercury Free Dentistry In Austin, TX

The leading advancement in dentistry in the 21st Century is the Cerec 3D. This computerized technology allows your teeth to be restored with all-ceramic inlays, onlays or dental crowns in a single visit. No more temporaries or nasty tasting impressions. No second visit requiring you to get numb again. No waiting 2 to 3 weeks for your final product to come back from the dental lab. Instead, you can have it all taken care of instantly, and with a natural, esthetic porcelain material. There’s no metal at all, so the restoration looks great for years, with no side effects of irritated gums or metal allergies. With mercury free dentistry, your teeth are healthy, strong and look completely natural. What’s more, Austin mercury free dentist Dr. Winters, DDS, is so good at using this dental technology, he actually teaches other dentists how to use CEREC for their patients too. Visit Cerec Online to learn more about this new technology or visit our CEREC Same-day Crowns page.

Before and after photos of bad fillings and metal crowns replaced with tooth colored fillings
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Before and after mercury free dentistry in Austin TX

Dental Fillings Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know If I Need A Tooth Filling?

Do you ever wonder if a cavity is the culprit behind your tooth pain? It can be helpful to know what symptoms may be associated with tooth decay and whether or not a filling is necessary. When it comes to getting dental fillings, the most popular option for you may be composite fillings, which are made of resin and glass particles. These are safer and more aesthetic than silver amalgam fillings, which have been shown through studies to be toxic to humans due to their high mercury content. If you suspect that you need a filling, don't wait until your discomfort becomes severe, and talk to your dentist at The Hills Dental Spa in Austin, TX, to schedule an evaluation. Untreated cavities can become serious, resulting in pain and infection that may only be resolved with extraction if left to grow.

How Long Do Fillings On Teeth Last?

Yes, CEREC dental crowns are made to look natural. Because CEREC dental crowns can be made from ceramic and porcelain, their appearance can closely resemble the color of a natural tooth. Unlike traditional dental crowns that may use metal, CEREC same-day porcelain crowns will not have a metallic, dark-like appearance at the center of the tooth to disrupt the reflection of light and lead to an unnatural-looking smile. For patients worried about preserving the aesthetic appearance of a natural-looking smile, CEREC dental crowns are a great option.

What Steps Are Involved In Filling A Tooth?

If you find yourself in need of a tooth filling, your dentist will start by taking an x-ray to help visualize the cavity, its size, and its precise location. The next step is numbing the area using topical anesthetic so you don't feel discomfort during the procedure. Our dental team may also give you sedation if needed for your comfort or anxiety. Once at ease in the dentist's chair, our dentist will remove the decay from the tooth and possibly use a rubber dam or other isolation method to prevent saliva from entering and interfering with the bonding process. The tooth will then be cleaned and prepared for placement of composite resin fillings. After this is set, your dentist bonds it into place with light that cures and hardens the resin material before the area is filed and polished. When complete, patients will have a restored smile free from active tooth decay!

How Do I Take Care Of My Dental Fillings?

Taking care of dental fillings is easy. Our team provides aftercare instructions following the procedure and can educate you on the steps you can take to maintain your fillings and other dental work within the smile. This may include regular visits to the dentist for cleanings and evaluations, as well as daily care with brushing, flossing, and maintaining a healthy diet. When you care for your smile, you are being proactive against problems occurring in the future, ensuring a smile that is beautiful and free from disease and decay for many years to come!

Schedule A Tooth Filling Consultation Today

If you are in need of new fillings or would like to get old metal ones replaced, please give us a call today at 737.248.0674 to schedule a consultation. The Hills Dental Spa works with patients all over the Austin area, including West Lake Hills and more!

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“Dr. Kevin Winters, DDS, and his expert team at The Hills Dental Spa in Austin, TX, truly provide a spa-like experience for their patients. They offer TMJ treatment, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, general dentistry and so much more."

The Hills Dental Spa provides dental services and more to patients in and around the Austin, Texas area including the communities of West Lake Hills, Bee Cave, Lakeway, TX, and zip codes 78703, 78745, 78722, 78735, 78746,78748, and 78738.

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