No matter how well you take care of your teeth, most of us need a tooth filling at some point in our lives. If you have a cavity starting, it’s important to find an experienced dentist as soon as possible close off the cavity and prevent further tooth decay. At Renken Dentistry, we want you to have as much say as possible in your dental care; that’s why we offer two types of dental filling materials so you can make the choice that’s right for you. If you’ve been searching for a dentist who prioritizes your health and comfort while offering the best dental options available in Leander TX, give us a call!
We offer two popular materials for cavity filling: amalgam and ceramic. Amalgam is the standard dental filling material most people picture when they hear the term filling. Amalgam is made of a mixture of metals, including silver, mercury, silver, copper, and tin. This tooth filling material is very durable and less expensive than white ceramic fillings, however, it’s less discreet and doesn’t blend into your tooth.
Ceramic fillings, also called “tooth colored” fillings, are very discreet and many people prefer them because of their aesthetic appeal. They tend to blend very well with your teeth, making them less noticeable when you smile, eat, or talk. Although take a little longer to apply than traditional amalgam fillings, they can be applied to both front and back teeth and offer a natural looking smile.
When you visit us for a tooth filling, we’ll discuss the different filling materials and decide together which one is right for you. We’ll take into consideration how long the filling will last, which option is covered by your insurance and determine the out-of-pocket costs. With all procedures, we make your health and comfort top priority. In addition to fillings, we offer comprehensive dental services ranging from routine things like teeth cleaning to restorative procedures like root canals, as well as an array of cosmetic services such as veneers and dental implants. If you’re looking for a dentist in the Leander TX area who’s dedicated to providing you with the best options for your healthy smile, give us a call at (737) 777-3325 or schedule your appointment online today!