Replace Silver Fillings With White Tooth Fillings
For over 100 years dentists have used silver or amalgam fillings to restore decayed or broken teeth. However over time, the amalgam corrodes and leaks which blackens the silver, and many times the tooth. They slowly expand over time and can also cause small internal cracks in the tooth that need future restoration. This is easily seen as soon as a patient opens his or her mouth and is usually a source of embarrassment for the patient.
There is a new and economical way to restore teeth using tooth-colored resin fillings. The resin is made up of glass particles in a plastic matrix. The doctor bonds the putty-like material to the tooth with a high-intensity light. This hardens the material and allows it to be shaped and polished for immediate use. These are called composites.
Once completed, the tooth has a natural appearance and is actually stronger than before due to the strength of the adhesive agent used to bond the resin to the tooth. Composite fillings also lack the sensitivity that is often associated with silver amalgam fillings. They are especially suited for smaller cavities and for patients who may be allergic to metal fillings.
Please don't hesitate to call our office with any questions you may have about the benefits of replacing silver amalgam fillings with invisible composite fillings.