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Placing Our Color-Matched Dental Fillings

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If you have a cavity, this could mean an aching tooth and the risk of infection without treatment. We can offer a solution to your cavity, a filling that is biocompatible and lifelike in appearance. In today’s blog, your Fort Bliss, TX, dentist talks about how we create and place fillings that blend with your smile.

The Warning Signs of a Cavity

How do you know if your smile needs a dental filling? When you notice sensitivity when you eat or drink, or a persistent toothache, then you should let us know right away. Persistent pain in a tooth is often related to an advanced case of tooth decay. Without treatment, this could mean a tooth becomes infected or abscessed, leading to more severe discomfort and even the risk of tooth loss! When you have an aching tooth, come see us right away. Our team will make a detailed diagnosis using digital x-rays to examine your tooth. We can then plan the filling placement with detail, and offer relief in only one visit.

Composite Resin Dental Restorations

Our team won’t use metal, and instead will opt for composite resin. This blend of acrylic-like and quartz-like particles can be shaded to blend with the tooth and offer a lifelike appearance. The material is also biocompatible and bonds with the tooth. In fact, we use the same material in our cosmetic bonding procedure to address cosmetic issues like teeth stains, damaged teeth, unsightly gaps between teeth, and more. The material is durable and can stay in place for years to come.

Placement and Prevention

To place the filling, we start by numbing your tooth to ensure you’re comfortable as we remove decay and clean the tooth. We then apply the filling material in several layers. Our team will sculpt and mold the tooth as it cures under a flight. The last step is to polish the tooth for a brighter appearance and a smoother surface, one that is more difficult for plaque and tartar to adhere to.

You can also help prevent the onset of tooth decay by taking time to brush in the morning and in the evening for about two minutes. Be sure you use a fluoride toothpaste! Also, make time to floss every evening and try to limit how many foods and drinks high in sugar you consume. If you have any questions about how we diagnose, prevent, or treat tooth decay, then contact our team today.


When your tooth develops a cavity, we can offer a discreet and lifelike treatment option. Speak with a member of the team at Fort Bliss Family Dentistry in Fort Bliss, TX at (915)895-3678 to schedule a visit.