Placing Dental Fillings That Look Natural

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When you have a cavity, this could mean discomfort that grows with time, and risks the onset of infection or tooth loss. To offer treatment, our team could place a filling that looks natural and stops discomfort. In today’s blog, your El Paso, TX, dentists talk about how we place dental fillings.

The Warning Signs of Cavities

When should you see our team for treatment? People with untreated cavities may experience tooth sensitivity when they eat or drink, or a toothache that grows in severity with time. At this point treatment is crucial, as once your tooth begins to hurt the decay is advanced and the risk of infection is much higher. Treatment is needed to protect your smile from infection and possibly tooth loss! However, if you attend routine checkup and cleaning visits with our team, then we can likely identify the concerns in the earliest stages, treating it with a filling before you or your children experience painful toothaches.

Composite Resin

While metal is effective, we opt for a composite resin when it comes to treating cavities. This means the restoration is safe for young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and even those with metal allergies. The material is made from a unique blend of glass-like and acrylic particles, which we can color match to blend with your smile. The same material is also used in our dental bonding procedures, which we use to mask teeth stains, reshape teeth, and even repair minor chips and cracks in one visit.

Placing Dental Restorations

The dental filling process is safe and comfortable, and can be done in only one visit. To begin, our team will numb the tooth to keep you comfortable before we remove decay and clean it thoroughly. We then prepare and apply the filling material to the tooth directly. Under a special light, we sculpt the tooth as the composite resin cures. Finally, we polish the tooth for a brighter appearance. In one sitting, we treat your tooth decay and offer a lifelike appearance with our restorations. For more severe cases, we could also help with dental crowns or a root canal.

If you have any questions about the causes and dangers of tooth decay, or about how we bring relief with our lifelike composite resin dental fillings, then contact our team today to learn more.


We would like to help treat tooth decay and preserve your smile. If you’re ready to schedule a visit with our team and discuss lifelike dental restorations, then contact our Sunny Smiles location on N Zaragoza Rd in El Paso, TX at 915-849-9000. We’re ready to help you and your family enjoy optimal oral health!