972 255 3400

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4070 North Beltline Road, Suite 134, Irving, TX 75038

Phone : 972 255 3400 Fax: 972 255 4300

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Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Dental Fillings

First of all, let’s go back to the day you were born. As a newborn baby, there were no harmful bacteria inside of your mouth. As you grew older, bacteria found its way into your mouth. These bacteria have now set up a permanent residence inside of your mouth and you will have to deal with them for the rest of your life.

Every time you eat something such as a candy these bacteria also enjoy eating it. Feeding these little creatures doesn’t sound like such a bad thing, but it is!

After bacteria eat, they produce a very strong acid that eats away at your teeth. If you don’t remove this sticky layer of bacteria (commonly known as plaque) by brushing and flossing, the bacteria will keep destroying a small amount of your tooth structure every day until you get a hole in your tooth. These holes are known by many names, such as tooth decay, cavities, and dental caries..

Except for our teeth, our bodies have the amazing ability to repair injured structures. For example, when we break a bone, our body is able to heal the bone by creating new cells that glue the bone back together. Once a hole forms in a tooth, the body cannot repair it. If not treated these cavities can grow and finally you have to do a Root Canal or Extraction.

Luckily, modern dentistry has found a way save your decayed teeth. All you needs to do is to have the decay and bacteria professionally removed and then to replace the hole in the tooth with a hard, tooth-like material known as a dental filling..

Dr. Paul uses Composite resin fillings (white fillings or tooth-colored fillings). They are made up of very tiny pieces of silica surrounded by a plastic resin usually composed of bis-GMA.