Tooth decay can occur for many reasons, such as too much acid or sugar in the diet, genetics, or just poor oral hygiene. A tooth filling can repair damaged caused by tooth decay. For mild or moderate injury to the enamel and/or dentin, such as a cavity, fillings also are often the best solution. Even minor chips or fractures to the tooth can lead to dental infections and immediate repair work is often necessary.
Dental fillings can usually be completed in a single office visit. Our doctors first isolate and remove the damaged section of the tooth. Then the tooth is cleaned completely to prevent future infection. The tooth is then molded and filled with a composite material which can be sculpted to blend in with your existing teeth. This material is then hardened into the desired shape, leaving patients with a strong and durable restoration that looks and feels natural.
Our dentists may recommend getting dental fillings at Planet Dental, to restore your oral health in Laredo, Texas. We invite you to reach out and contact Dr. Labbe, Dr. Staat, and associates for an appointment at 956-242-4245. We look forward to helping you restore your smile and to answering any questions you have about our restorative procedures!