SERVING GEORGETOWN, ROUND ROCK, AND AUSTIN, TEXAS
In years past, the only option for dental fillings was a mixture of metals and mercury called ‘amalgam’. These fillings are not only aesthetically displeasing due to their dark color, but also potentially harmful if mercury is released into the bloodstream in large quantities.
In recent years the technology for porcelain fillings has advanced so that they are just as strong as metal fillings, generally, last much longer, reinforce and strengthen the tooth, and are much more aesthetically pleasing. Due to this, many of our cosmetic dentistry patients in the Austin area opt for porcelain fillings when they have new cavities or would like to replace the amalgam fillings they have currently.
The procedure for applying porcelain fillings or using them to replace amalgam fillings is relatively simple. First, the diseased tissue or old amalgam filling is removed and the tooth is evaluated for fractures from the old metal fillings. Next, an impression of the affected tooth will be made so that the dental lab can create a new porcelain filling that is custom-crafted to fit securely in the tooth. While the permanent porcelain filling is being fabricated, you will be fitted with a temporary. When the porcelain filling arrives, it will be permanently bonded to your natural tooth.
The color of the porcelain filling will provide you with a seamless restoration.
What Our Patients Are Saying
Monica and Elizabeth made cleaning and x-RAYS tolerable. We laughed the whole time. Dr Mark was clear and concise. Everyone there has a great sense of humor. I hate going to the dentist but this trip was my best experience to date.
Friendly staff, exceptional patient care
The office is well-appointed, relaxing and the staff treat everyone like family. It's also nice to not feel 'judged' when my dental status is not textbook. Never had a dentist before that didn't give me the hairy eyeball over not flossing every day. I like their holistic approach to health, not just teeth.
Aesthetic Dentistry was professional and accommodating for a dental emergency I experienced. From Emily to Hannah to Dr Duncan I was extremely impressed with not only the customer service but the professionalism and the empathy for my work schedule. Their dental techniques are the best available providing a seamless and pain free experience. I HIGHLY recommend their practice!!
A++. Lovely people in this practice, true gentle dentistry and care. Would recommend anyone, especially someone who hasn't been to the dentist in a while and is nervous. Doctor personally calls his patients the evening of your appointment to follow up. 😎