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Neglecting important oral hygiene practices such as brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing around each tooth regularly, puts you at a high risk of suffering bad breath, gum irritation, and a cavity. You may need to receive a dental filling following the discovery of tooth decay in one or more teeth.

If your routine dental checkup with Dr. Steven Wolfson reveals the cavity while it is still small enough for a dental filling, we can begin taking steps to treat the damage. After your smile is numbed to ensure a comfortable procedure, we will gently extract any decayed tooth sections and fill the tooth with high-quality material that is based on your specific needs and preferences.

For example, we can provide an amalgam dental filling out of special dental metals, though it is often reserved for back teeth since it is very visible but also strong and durable.

Contrastingly, composite dental fillings are formed from dental resin and blended to the natural shade of your remaining tooth enamel, which makes it a cosmetic option for front teeth that have experienced cavities.

We invite you to contact Steven Wolfson, DDS at 713-789-1225 today if you are in need of a custom dental filling in Houston, Texas, and would like to speak with our dentist, Dr. Steven Wolfson.