If you have been debating about removing your old silver amalgam fillings, call and schedule a consultation. Tooth colored fillings could be the answer if you are unhappy with your old fillings.
If you follow this dental blog, you will remember that old silver restorations may be cracked or chipped. Worse still, you may not know about it.
What are Tooth Colored Fillings?
Your Murfreesboro cosmetic dentist explains that fillings matched to teeth are made from dental resin and other materials that are biocompatible. These materials won’t interfere with your system, look better and won’t require as much removal of the healthy part of your tooth.
Better for your Teeth
Because the dental material is applied directly to the clean and dry cavity there isn’t, if any, drilling required. If there is, your Murfreesboro dentist will probably clean the area with a laser drill. Old silver amalgam fillings were not that easy to place requiring the dentist to remove healthy enamel to make the amalgam fit into the cavity.
Over time, old silver amalgam fillings have a tendency to crack and chip. This is because old silver amalgam fillings expand and retract from temperature fluctuations.
Once the fillings start to leak, you risk mercury exposure. Mercury is toxic and is an ingredient in silver amalgam fillings.
Lasts as Long as Other Types of Fillings
Dental technology has changed over the years. These days the biocompatible dental materials used will last as long as silver amalgam as long as you practice good oral hygiene.
This means brushing twice and flossing once a day. It is also important to schedule twice-yearly dental examinations to make sure your dental restorations are still in good shape.
If you clench and grind your teeth talk to your dentist as this could cause stress on your dental restorations.
More Beautiful than Silver Fillings
Tooth colored fillings work on all teeth and look beautiful. Because the resin is matched to the rest of the tooth and mimics light like your natural teeth, no one will know you have had fillings. Except you and your Murfreesboro cosmetic dentist of course. This wouldn’t be the case if you had a mouth full of silver amalgam fillings.
Tooth Colored Fillings for a Radiant Smile
If you would like to learn more about tooth colored fillings, call, text or send an online message and schedule a consultation today.