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Fillings services offered in San Antonio, TX

Cavities can develop even if you brush and floss daily. Fortunately, dental fillings can preserve your enamel, prevent further damage, and restore your smile. At Calm Spring Dental, our highly skilled Dentist Obinna Ejike, DDS, and the team offer dental fillings to people of all ages. After an oral exam and a review of your dental records, we can develop a custom treatment plan. To make an appointment, call the office in San Antonio, Texas, or book online today.

Fillings Q & A

What are dental fillings?

Dental fillings repair decaying tooth enamel. At Calm Spring Dental, we also use them to restore chipped, fractured, or broken teeth. 

What are dental fillings made from?

At Calm Spring Dental, we offer dental fillings made from various materials, including:

Tooth-colored fillings

Tooth-colored fillings blend in with your natural tooth enamel. We use a shade chart to ensure your filling mimics the color and light-reflecting properties of your tooth. Typically, we recommend tooth-colored fillings for cavities at the front of the mouth.

Porcelain fillings

Porcelain fillings are very strong and durable. We use porcelain fillings to repair deep decay at the back of the mouth. 

What does getting dental fillings involve?

At Calm Spring Dental, we apply a dental filling during a brief in-office visit.

First, we numb your mouth with a local anesthetic. Then, we use special tools to carefully remove the decaying portion of your tooth. 

Next, we clean and sterilize your tooth and fill the cavity. The filling restores your tooth to its near-original form, allowing you to bite and chew confidently.  

After the filling hardens, we polish your teeth and provide after-care instructions.

How can I reduce the need for a filling?

If you want to reduce the need for a filling, we recommend practicing good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice daily, floss regularly, and visit Calm Spring Dental every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.

We also recommend avoiding sugary snacks and beverages. It is okay to splurge on occasion, but junk food takes a toll on your teeth and gums.

How long do dental fillings last?

Dental fillings typically last between 5 and 10 years*. You can extend the life of your filling by practicing good oral hygiene and avoiding bad habits like nail-biting, chewing on ice cubes, or grinding your teeth.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental fillings, make an appointment at Calm Spring Dental by calling the office or booking online today.

*Individual results may vary