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Cavities in teeth are the most common problems people experience. Even those who brush twice daily, floss and rinse regularly, and visit their dentist for their regularly scheduled dental cleaning may run into cavities. Cavities aren’t anything to be ashamed of, but they are something to watch out for and take care of as soon as they become noticeable. It is always best to take care of cavities before they begin to cause pain. When they cause pain, this means the cavities is going deeper into the tooth and possibly into the root system.

How Dental Fillings Restore Teeth

A dental filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay.

The dental filling is able to save and strengthen teeth that can become weakened due to cavities. These dental procedures can also save you a lot of money because it will keep you from requiring more complex and costly procedures, like a root canal, dental crowns, or dental bridges. The best way to ensure your teeth are in good health is to schedule a dental cleaning and examination every six months. This allows our Houston dentists to survey your teeth and catch any problems before they become severe issues.

Some discolored spots on your teeth may indicate decay, but not all of them point to tooth decay. Kathy and the team at Centra Dental will carefully examine your teeth to determine whether or not you need a dental filling. In the case that you do need one, we will also provide filling options to suit your individual needs.


Be sure to contact Centra Dental at 713-352-1168 to schedule a consultation to determine whether you need to undergo a dental filling. Our knowledgable staff will take the time to explain all the options available. Remember, only a professional dentist can detect whether you have a cavity that needs to be filled.

Most of our dental services are covered by Medicaid, CHIP and most dental insurance.