It's important to catch cavities early because they become other things rapidly, meaning they become teeth that need crowns, or teeth that get extracted, or implant cases, or things that are more time-consuming and very expensive. If we catch these things early and do a simple filling, the tooth is healthier. It's your tooth. It's a vital tooth, meaning it's still living. Those are all important aspects and just something so simple as taking X-rays digitally, that's low radiation, protecting your health and finding these things early so that we can them addressed, and on you go with your life instead of making dentistry an issue for you.
Your twice-yearly visits to see Dr. Johnson for a checkup will go a long way toward keeping your mouth healthy. However, if you do happen to get a cavity, our Bryan tooth fillings will:
- Repair your tooth completely metal-free
- Blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth
- Stop tooth decay and prevent further damage to your smile
- End the pain of your diseased tooth
- Require less alteration to your healthy tooth structure
If you have an anxious child who needs a tooth filled – don’t worry. We can provide kids inhaled sedation using laughing gas. Ask us for more details when you call 979-279-8839 to schedule an appointment. We’re located at 3702 Coppercrest Drive, not far from Alton Bowen Elementary.
Reverse Dental Damage With Tooth-Colored Fillings
Johnson Dentistry prides ourselves on being a metal-free dental practice. For you, that means that any fillings you receive from us will be completely without metal. Dr. Johnson uses composite resin material to form our great-looking dental fillings. This durable material is made up of tiny particles of glass and plastic that bond to your teeth to repair dental damage.
Dr. Johnson will use a guide to select the appropriate shade of composite to blend in perfectly with your other teeth. Once he applies the resin and sculpts it to look just as it should, we will then use a special lamp that instantly hardens and cures the filling. You can leave our office ready to bite and chew any kind of foods you want. Your new filling should give you many years of use!
If your tooth damage is more substantial, and an ordinary filling won’t work, we can place an inlay or onlay instead. These long-lasting restorations are usually made from lifelike porcelain and bond to the top (inlay) or top and sides (onlay) of the tooth. We’ll take impressions of your tooth so that our lab partner can customize your new restoration to exact specifications.