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Dental Fillings

If you are experiencing dental pain or notice a change in the color of one of your teeth, you may need treatment for decay or damage.

Instead of living with worry or discomfort, turn to Bonner Family Dentistry in Dumas, TX.

Our dentists, David M. Bonner and Reagan A. Bonner, can treat your cavity or trauma and seal the area with a tooth-colored dental filling.

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How Are Dental Fillings Used?

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After treating your dental decay or damage, your dentist can use a filling to seal the area and restore the shape and function of your tooth. Fillings can be made from a variety of materials, including silver amalgam, composite resin, or gold.

Choose a Dental Practice That's Here for You Every Step of the Way

From preventative cleanings to restorative care, our dentists want to ensure you have happy, healthy teeth.

If you need a dental filling to get your smile back on track, you can trust us to treat you with compassion and expertise.

To receive urgent dental care or to schedule an appointment for a dental filling, contact our Dumas office or call:

(806) 935-6811

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At Bonner Family Dentistry in Dumas, TX, we are dedicated to providing best-in-class dental services to ensure your oral hygiene and smile are the best they can be.

See How Fillings Can Restore Your Smile

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Tooth decay can create cavities or discoloration in your teeth. Amalgam, composite resin, or gold fillings can repair damage to your smile. If you notice any changes in your teeth, contact our Dumas dental practice immediately.

Amalgam Fillings vs. Composite Fillings
 

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings are different than gold fillings. Dental amalgam contains multiple types of metal, like silver, mercury, and tin.

While rare, the metals in amalgam can cause adverse reactions in patients with a metal allergy or sensitivity. Amalgam also looks metallic and can stand out in your smile.

Composite Fillings

These fillings are made from tooth-colored composite resin, which includes a mixture of metal-free synthetic materials. 

Unlike amalgam, composite resin is hypoallergenic and won't cause any adverse effects. Composite fillings also look more subtle than amalgam fillings, blending in with your enamel and allowing you to discreetly repair your smile.

"Dr. Bonner went above and beyond to ease my anxieties." Reviews From Our Dumas, TX, Patients

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mysti truitt

2022

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Dr. David Bonner went above and beyond to ease my anxieties. I have always been scared of dental work, but Dr. Bonner had me laughing and all of my worries quickly faded away. His work was exceptional. He was very professional and kind. I will be returning.

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Fun Mimi

2022

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First visit was great! All the staff were awesome! I appreciate that at this facility they are able to do many procedures that in the past I had to be sent to another facility for. They are professional, knowledgeable, and very thorough. I look forward to the next visit and a long term relationship.

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Can Children Get Dental Fillings?

While it may seem like fillings for children are unnecessary, they can play an important role in your child's dental health.

If cavity-causing bacteria spreads to the tooth roots, it may lead to an uncomfortable condition like an abscess or gum disease. After treating your child's dental decay, we can seal their tooth with a natural-looking filling to restore their bite, smile, and health.

We know your child may not be eager to visit the dentist's office, so we'll do everything we can to keep the experience comfortable, calm, and engaging for you both. We have a family-friendly team of caring professionals who will take the time to ensure your child receives the excellent care they deserve.

The Bonner Family Dentistry Difference

As a father-and-son dental practice, family is important to us. We can't wait to welcome you and your loved ones to our Dumas office and provide you with individualized and compassionate dentistry.
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Dental Fillings Appointment Timeline

You can trust Drs. David M. Bonner and Reagan A. Bonner to alleviate your dental pain and refine your smile with fillings.
You can trust Drs. David M. Bonner and Reagan A. Bonner to alleviate your dental pain and refine your smile with fillings.

Consultation

Before we can discuss your dental treatment, you will need to visit our Dumas office for a consultation.

We will see if your tooth indeed has trauma or a cavity.

If it does, we will determine if a dental filling is the best treatment option for you.

Numbing

We can use a local anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during your treatment.

With just a brief injection, the area will be completely numb. You won't feel any pain as your dentist treats your tooth.

Application

After addressing your tooth decay or trauma, Dr. Bonner will apply your composite resin filling in small layers.

This will help your filling last longer and provide you with the coverage, strength, and protection that your smile needs.

Curing

Dr. Bonner will use a gentle UV light to quickly cure each layer of composite resin as he applies them.

As it cures, the resin will permanently set into place. Dr. Bonner will shape the filling to provide the best fit and feel in your mouth.

Polishing

To ensure lasting results, Dr. Bonner will finish curing your composite filling with another round of UV light.

Lastly, he will clean up by polishing the area. This can help prevent staining and extend the lifespan of your dental filling.

How to Prevent Future Cavities

Once your fillings have been placed, you can help ensure that your teeth stay healthy.

Brush Daily

Brush with toothpaste that contains fluoride. This mineral can help strengthen your teeth. If you need recommendations, you can ask Dr. Bonner about his top choices.

Floss Regularly

Plaque contains acids that eat away at your tooth enamel, causing cavities. Flossing each day will help you prevent plaque buildup. It will also help keep your gums clean and free from gum disease. 

Visit Us

Our dentists provide routine exams and cleanings to help your smile stay healthy and beautiful. Attending regular appointments will let your dentist notice and treat any changes in your teeth more quickly.

"I'm so thankful that I chose Bonner Family Dentistry." Hear From Our Dumas, TX, Patients

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Jennifer Keisling

2022

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I have had a serious case of dentophobia for a long time and let an issue go for far too long before I finally had to address it. I'm so thankful that I chose Dr. Reagan and Bonner Family Dentistry to get it taken care of. He and his staff have made each visit easier and much more comfortable than I could have ever imagined. I can't imagine going anywhere else and I very highly recommend them to anyone!

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2017

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I've been going to Dr. Bonner for over 30 years. I don't trust anyone else. They've done everything for me from general dentistry and orthodontics to amazing cosmetic dentistry. The staff is always courteous and extremely professional. Dr. Bonner is always seeking the latest technologies and procedures to make sure that he's on the leading edge of the world of dentistry.

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We Offer Financing For Your Convenience

Your insurance will likely cover at least part of the cost of your dental fillings. We accept many types of insurance and will work with your provider to help you secure the best possible coverage. If you need additional help paying for your treatment, we also offer financing options like CareCredit®.

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Bonner Family Dentistry

Drs. David M. Bonner and Reagan A. Bonner are a father-and-son team providing outstanding dental care to families in Dumas, TX. Our dentists are proud to be affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • The International College of Dentists

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (806) 935-6811.

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