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Post-Op Instructions for Fillings

Once our North Texas dentists have restored your teeth with tooth-colored materials, these restorations will serve you well for several years. The resin (plastic) material used contains small “filler” particles of glass-like material for strength and wear resistance. They contain the finest and most up-to-date materials available today. However, you should be aware of the following information about your new restorations:

  • As with natural teeth, avoid chewing excessively hard foods on the filled teeth (hard candy, ice, raw carrots, etc.) because the resin material can break under extreme forces.

  • Composite fillings set up hard right away. There is no waiting time to eat. Children should be observed until the anesthetic wears off. Due to the strange feeling of the anesthetic, many children will chew the inside of their lips, cheeks, or tongue, which can cause serious damage.
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold is common for a few weeks following a dental restoration. Usually, the deeper the cavity, the more sensitive the tooth will be. If you feel the bite is not correctly balanced, please call for an appointment for a simple adjustment.
  • The gum tissue could have been irritated during the procedure and may be sore for a few days together with the anesthetic injection site.
  • The finished restoration may be contoured slightly different, and have a different texture than the original tooth. Your tongue usually magnifies this small difference, but you will become accustomed to this in a few days.

When a tooth has a cavity, the dentist removes the decay and fills the hole with filling material, in which the tooth supports the filling. When you get a cavity that takes up more than half of the tooth, a crown is indicated. A crown covers the entire tooth and holds the tooth together.

Sometimes we place a filling, thinking there is enough tooth to hold the filling, when actually the tooth’s job is bigger than the filling can handle. The tooth then starts to break away because it can no longer support the filling. In this case we will credit the cost of the filling towards the cost of the crown.

We believe that every patient has a right to our very best.

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“They like their jobs!”

Staff is friendly, professional and you can tell they like their job! I have been going here for my dental needs and could not be happier! It is not often that you find a place that has excellent clinical skills and personal skills to go with it. From the front desk to the Dentist, I give them 5 stars in every aspect.

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“Always so friendly and skillful!”

The experience at McKinney Dentist is always wonderful. I checked in and was called back within 5 minutes. My appointment began (early) which is great! The assistant was so friendly and very efficient. Dr Callison came in very soon and got to work. He is always so friendly and skillful! I was out the door in a few minutes. Perfect!

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“Personable and trustworthy!”

Dr. Berlin provided me with a general video overview of the next steps to take towards aesthetically improving the appearance and health of my teeth within little over a day after I initially contacted his office. I once had a terrible experience with a dentist several years ago and committed to never subjecting myself to that type of treatment again. I found Dr. Berlin to be quite personable and trustworthy and look forward to getting started in taking control of my dental health. A beautiful smile is on the horizon for me!

Anita Jones
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