Tooth-Colored Fillings Specialist

Thomas Hernandez, DDS -  - General Dentist

Heritage Dental

Thomas Hernandez, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Tomball, TX

You shouldn’t have to worry about compromising the look of your smile to treat a cavity, which is why Thomas Hernandez, DDS, offers tooth-colored fillings at Heritage Dental in Tomball, Texas. To learn more about how a tooth-colored filling can improve your oral health and keep your smile looking stunning, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or booking online.

Tooth-Colored Fillings Q&A

What is a tooth-colored filling?

A tooth-colored filling is a treatment that Dr. Hernandez administers to restore your tooth if you have a cavity caused by tooth decay.

Unlike traditional fillings, which use metal-based materials, a tooth-colored filling uses a special composite resin matched to the color of your teeth. This restores your oral health while keeping your smile beautiful and radiant.

What is a cavity?

A cavity is a hole in your tooth caused by decay. Tooth decay happens when plaque stays on your teeth for too long. It’s full of acids and bacteria that eat away at your tooth enamel. The longer that these acids and bacteria stay in contact with your teeth, the more enamel they damage, leaving an even bigger hole.

What are the signs that I have a cavity?

Some of the warning signs that indicate a cavity include:

  • A visible hole in the surface of your tooth
  • Spontaneous pain in your tooth, or toothache
  • Brown, black, or white spots on your teeth
  • Pain when you bite down

If you’re noticing any of these symptoms, schedule a visit to Heritage Dental immediately. Dr. Hernandez can perform a thorough visual inspection of your mouth to determine whether you need a filling.

What happens when I get a tooth-colored filling?

First, Dr. Hernandez removes all of the decayed material from your tooth. Once the decay is gone, he cleans and sterilizes the tooth.

Next, he seals the cavity with a special filling material. He shines a curing light on your tooth, which hardens the filling, then he trims any excess material and shapes the filling so that it blends in perfectly with your tooth.

The whole process takes less than an hour, and you leave the office with instantly improved oral health.

Does it hurt to get a tooth-colored filling?

Fillings are painless procedures. Dr. Hernandez uses a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and the surrounding tissues before administering your filling, so you won’t be able to feel anything throughout the treatment.

To learn more about how a tooth-colored filling can improve your smile, or to schedule your visit, call the Heritage Dental office or use the online booking tool.