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Tooth Fillings

Tooth fillings are an important restorative dentistry treatment because they stop decay before it destroys your teeth. Decay eats through the enamel on your teeth, causing cavities. And if not stopped at that stage, it can get into the soft material inside your teeth, endangering your smile.

League City, TX dentist Dr. J. Derek Tieken uses composite tooth fillings to halt decay and protect your teeth from further damage.

Think you might have a cavity? Call Tieken Smiles Dentistry for a dental exams. If we find a cavity, we’ll take care of it with a tooth filling.

We use the latest dental technology for your dental fillings

We use a handheld tool called DIAGNOdent to find cavities in their earliest stages, when they are easiest to treat. Other tools we use to get a good look at your teeth and detect decay include:

  • Digital X-rays
  • Surgical microscope

We also use only tooth-colored resin fillings for a natural look. Dr. Tieken will even remove your old amalgam tooth fillings and replace them with resin so you won’t feel self-conscious when laughing or smiling.

Improving the Anesthesia Experience

We thoroughly numb your mouth with local anesthesia prior to your tooth filling procedure. But it’s what we do after the procedure that is special. We use a product called OraVerse that quickly reverses the anesthesia’s effects. So you’ll walk out of our League City, TX dentist office feeling more like yourself!

If anesthesia isn’t enough to ease your dental anxiety, we also offer dental sedation options.

Our Options for Treating More Advanced Dental Decay

If you’ve got a cavity that is too large for a simple tooth filling, you have other restorative dentistry options:

  • A dental crown covers your entire tooth, strengthening it and keeping decay out.
  • An inlay or an onlay is used for cavities that are too large for a filling but too small for a dental crown.

Call Tieken Smiles Dentistry at 281-942-6615 to put an end to tooth decay. Or use our online form to book your tooth fillings League City, TX area appointment at our League City, TX dentist office.

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