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The Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings

Monday, February, 1, 2021

If you have been thinking about removing your old silver fillings for tooth colored fillings, call and talk to Sophisticated-Smiles.

According to Dr. Angela Cameron metal amalgam fillings are more apt to crack, chip and leak, especially the older ones. Replacing your old silver amalgam fillings with dental grade color matched resin is the best way to a healthy smile.

The Problems with Silver Amalgam Fillings

While the American Dental Association has deemed silver amalgam safe for dental fillings not everyone agrees.

Research suggests that chipped, leaky, and cracked silver amalgam fillings could cause anything from chronic fatigue syndrome to Alzheimer’s disease.

Replacing Old Silver Amalgam for Tooth Colored Fillings

Sophisticated-Smiles in Johnson City use dental grade resin and other materials for dental fillings. These materials are bio-compatible and matched to the rest of your smile.

Dr. Cameron is an expert at color matching and will choose the best match for your new dental filling or fillings.

The Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings

Quicker Treatment

Filling teeth with tooth colored materials takes a single dental appointment for up to two cavities. Once the area is numbed with an anesthetic, the decay is removed. When the tooth is cleaned, Dr. Cameron will fill the tooth colored with dental resin.

The material is then shaped to maintain your bite and to match the rest of your smile. Once satisfied the filling or fillings are hardened with a light or laser. After curing, the fillings are polished to perfection.

Nicer to Look At

Let’s face it; a mouthful of metal isn’t very appealing. Old gold and silver fillings show when you yawn or smile. Because the filling is color matched to the rest of the tooth, you will never see them. Even when you have a good belly laugh, your teeth will look natural and healthy.

Tooth Colored Fillings are Strong and Sturdy

If you practice good oral hygiene, including brushing twice and flossing once each day, your restorations can last a decade or more. Don’t forget to schedule regular dental checkups with your dentist in Johnson City and enjoy a healthy diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals as well.

Tooth Colored Fillings Leave More of the Tooth

Unlike silver amalgam fillings, which require an exact fit, tooth colored fillings don’t require as much healthy tooth removal. This means you get to keep more of your natural tooth or teeth. If you are having an old silver amalgam filling removed, Dr. Cameron won’t have to remove as much of the natural tooth either.

No Mercury in Tooth Colored Fillings

Because there is no mercury, you aren’t at risk if they should chip, crack, or leak. As previously mentioned in this article, mercury is toxic and if released into the body can cause issues.

A Natural Looking Smile 

If you would like to learn more about tooth colored fillings or silver amalgam filling removal, call and schedule a consultation with Sophisticated-Smiles.

Your new smile is waiting, call for a dental evaluation with your cosmetic dentist in Johnson City today.

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