If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth due to the presence of old metal fillings, you may replace them with tooth colored fillings. The procedure is simple, quick, and will offer you a variety of aesthetic and functional benefits compared to your old amalgam fillings.
Potential Health Risks of Amalgam Fillings
Amalgam fillings contain mercury. There have been numerous studies published in recent years regarding the dangers of mercury in dental fillings. While these studies have provided mixed results, We prefer to avoid any potential health risks associated with mercury poisoning from amalgam fillings. As a result, we only uses tooth-colored fillings with our patients.
In addition to the risk of mercury poisoning, amalgam fillings can also potentially compromise the long term health of your teeth. The metal in amalgam fillings can expand and contract due to changes in temperature. Over time, this may cause your tooth to fracture, requiring a more extensive dental restoration to repair this new damage.
Tooth-colored fillings do not expand or contract the way amalgam fillings do. As a result, they avoid many of the long term oral health issues that may arise from amalgam fillings.
Why Use Tooth-Colored Fillings?
There are many benefits.They are made from a composite material that looks just like your natural tooth. This allows your new filling to blend in seamlessly with your smile, eliminating the self-consciousness caused by a metallic smile.
Tooth-colored fillings strengthen your natural tooth, and they help prevent additional decay by sealing the region between the tooth and the filling.They also preserve more of your healthy tooth structure than amalgam fillings. These factors all help ensure the most effective, long lasting results.