Tooth Colored Fillings Dentist in Frisco, Texas
Tooth Colored Fillings Dentistry Frisco, Texas
In the past, teeth were filled with a mixture or amalgam of different metals. Today that is changing as more natural-looking and metal-free dental fillings are becoming the preferred approach. Dentists are using more tooth-like materials (composite resins and porcelains) that are both safe and predictable. The most important feature, for many people, is that they look and react more like natural teeth.
Repairing Tooth Decay & Cavities
One of the most common dental ailments is a cavity, and at our Sheer Smiles dental practice, Dr. Shir offers comfortable, natural-looking treatment solutions for this problem. Cavities are created by bacteria that colonize on enamel and feed on sugars in the food you eat. This bacteria forms plaque, the yellowish sticky film you might see on your teeth that eventually turns to calculus (tartar). The bacteria can wear away teeth causing decay. Root canal infections and gum disease also occur because of oral bacteria. Brushing and flossing is very important to keep this bacteria in check, but if you do have teeth with decay, our Frisco professionals can repair them, giving them back both their health and beauty.
Tooth-Colored Fillings for Children
Tooth decay develops when the acidic by-product of bacteria breaks down tooth structure. When this acid erosion causes a pit to develop in the tooth, that pit is called a cavity. At Sheer Smiles Dental, Dr. Shir can repair cavities using composite filling material that is matched to your tooth color. Our fillings are metal-free to eliminate your exposure to mercury.
Your Frisco dentist will remove any present decay and then place the composite filling material in the pit. This is referred to as a direct restoration because it is shaped and placed directly onto the tooth. Once the material is placed, it is hardened by a special light and then polished until it blends in with your natural tooth. Composite resin fillings, also known as white fillings, are durable, long-lasting, and best of all, very aesthetically pleasing.
About Dr. Solmaz Shir, DDS
Presently, Dr. Solmaz Shir is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Shir, Received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Specifically, Dr. Solmaz Shir graduated from dental school with a distinction in academic teaching. After that, she received numerous leadership, academic, and dentistry awards. As a result, Dr. Solmaz Shir has held a position as part-time faculty at Baylor College of Dentistry while practicing general dentistry in private practice setting in DFW area.
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Same Day Pediatric Emergency Appointments!
Sudden dental injuries or severe pain can be frightening. In these emergency situations, we will be there to help your child, 24/7/365!
What Our Kids Parents Think About Us!
Dr. Shir was amazing!!
Best pediatric dental I have visited!
My two little ones love going to Sheer Smiles!
Dr. Shir will provide the best Pediatric Dentistry services for your child!
What diet and nutritional advice can be offered for building strong teeth?
Experts agree that children need food from all the major food groups to grow properly and stay healthy. Too many carbohydrates, sugars (for example, from cake, cookies, candies, milk, fruit juice, and other sugary foods and beverages), and savory foods and starches (for example, pretzels and potato chips) can cause tooth decay. How long carbohydrates remain on the teeth is the main culprit that leads to tooth decay. Read more