Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings in Houston, TX

Anytime you visit Lux Dental Studio for restorations, you will receive judgment-free treatment. This holds true for everyone who chooses us as their trusted dental care provider. From minor decay to a mouthful of missing teeth, Dr. Newlin is here to provide you with an improved smile. We use the latest advanced tools and techniques to give you the best possible service. Contact us now to book a consultation.

Composite and Amalgam Fillings Near You

If you have been diagnosed with a cavity, we can fix this problem quickly. Dental fillings are a routine treatment. It is the best way to stop the spread of decay, so you don’t have a more significant issue over time. The procedure involves removing the damaged enamel and filling the space with either a tooth-colored or silver filling. We use either composite or traditional amalgam to repair cavities. The material depends on the location of the tooth, your preferences, and your unique needs.

Tooth-Colored Restorations: White composite fillings are the most popular option; the material closely resembles natural enamel. While more attractive than traditional fillings, composite is also less durable and more expensive.

Traditional Silver Amalgam: Metal fillings are a strong combination of silver, mercury, copper, and tin. Although they are not considered aesthetically pleasing, they can withstand the chewing forces better than tooth-colored filings. For that reason, amalgam is ideal for restoring back teeth. However, metal expands and contracts to make the treated tooth more susceptible to cracking.  Also, many people fear getting silver fillings because of the mercury content.  Mercury is a neurotoxin, but when it is mixed with other metals, it is relatively safe to use. Please feel free to call Lux Dental Studio with any questions or concerns about dental fillings in Houston, TX.

Restorative Dentistry Solutions

If you have a cavity or need other restorative dental care in Houston, TX, Dr. Newlin offers excellent treatment and procedures in a comfortable environment. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule an appointment. Let us help you improve your mouth health. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is waiting to hear from you!