Can you remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? When you opened your mouth to laugh or yawn, the people with you could see only pearly white molar surfaces. (Unless, of course, you had been munching Oreos.)
If you are like many individuals, you started developing decay fairly young and started receiving the ubiquitous silver amalgam fillings that were used by family dentists. As the years went by, two fillings became three. Then three fillings may have become four. Now when you open wide—others see a mouthful of metal.
Fortunately, people with silver amalgam fillings can regain the smile of their youth. The replacement of silver fillings with composite tooth-colored fillings is a relatively inexpensive cosmetic dental procedure available at The Gentle Art of Dentistry that can transform a smile just as dramatically as more extensive cosmetic dental treatment.
Composite fillings are comprised of a mixture of glass or quartz and resin which results in a natural tooth-colored material. They are very strong when bonded to the tooth with adhesive.
Hopefully, you don’t have a new cavity. But if you do, you can start off with a white composite filling. In addition to the cosmetic advantages over silver, the preparation requires the removal of less healthy tooth structure.
A conservative (as possible) restoration at The Gentle Art of Dentistry leaves you with more of nature’s superior dental material—your own enamel and dentin.
If you would like to improve your smile by replacing silver-mercury fillings, schedule a cosmetic dental consultation today.
We will develop a treatment plan for all of your desired procedures. If you have your teeth whitened in combination with a silver filling replacement, you’ll be thrilled with your new stunning smile.
Ask us about implants, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry. We look forward to meeting you.
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