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If achieving consistent tooth care such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily is a struggle for you, you could be at risk of more than bad breath or sore gums. Poor oral hygiene could cause you to develop a cavity that requires a dental filling.

If we discover the cavity during your dental checkup while it is still small, we may be able to repair the damage with a basic dental filling. Our dentist will numb the area to ensure you remain comfortable during the procedure, and then he will remove the decayed portion and replace it with a dental filling material that is selected based on the location and function of the tooth.

Amalgam dental fillings produced from a combination of dental metals are often ideal for back teeth because they are durable but appear dark and will stand out on any front teeth in your smile.

You can also receive composite dental fillings created from special dental resin crafted to match your natural shade of tooth enamel, allowing them to blend seamlessly with your smile, even on front teeth.

Contact Long Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 979-846-0082 today if you feel you would benefit from a dental filling in College Station, Texas, or need to schedule your next dental exam with Dr. Parker Long.