If you’ve been around the dental office for most of your life, you probably have a filling or two! Depending on your age, these fillings could be gold, silver, amalgam, etc. You know where your fillings are, and when you open your mouth to yawn or laugh, so does everyone else! At Plano Smile Studio, we have a better solution for filling cavities: composite fillings. Rather than looking like you’ve been chewing on shrapnel, you can look like you have a full set of healthy teeth!
Dentist have used amalgam, in particular, for years and years because it is a very strong, inexpensive filling material. These fillings last, but there are consequences. Mercury from fillings has been known to seep out of the filling and into your system, and the large area needed for the metal filling can weaken your tooth or cause leaks, leading to more trouble later on. We need a new solution.
Dental bonding material is composite resin. We can also use this material to fill cavities. The process is simple because we can layer the resin in a little at a time to create a leak-proof filling. The bonding will hold your tooth together rather than making it weaker, but the best part is the appearance. We can make composite resin match any shade of tooth out there, so no one will know that you’ve had work done. It’s so inconspicuous that you might even forget which tooth got a filling!
By changing the material used for fillings, we can offer you a better, more aesthetically pleasing, and healthier filling when you need one! Contact us today to learn more, and be sure to schedule an appointment so that we can check your current fillings for leaks! We can’t wait to help you get a healthier smile!