If you have old silver fillings you know how obvious they are, and so does everyone else. However, thanks to modern dental technology in San Diego, you don’t have to deal with old silver amalgam fillings.
Natural Looking Restorations Instead of Amalgam
Tooth colored fillings are safer than metal ones and although the American Dental Associations says they are fine, some people aren’t so sure.
If you have old fillings, talk to Dr. Janette Larsen about tooth colored fillings. She can remove your old fillings and replace them with tooth colored fillings.
Why Opt for Tooth Colored Fillings?
Fillings that are matched to the color of the rest of your tooth and your smile are made from dental materials such as resin and porcelain. These materials are far superior to metal and offer a wide range of benefits.
Tooth Colored Fillings Look Better
As previously mentioned, metal restorations are obvious. Natural looking fillings that are matched to the rest of the tooth are nearly invisible. This means the only people who will know you have dental fillings are you and the team from Xceptional Dental.
Safer for Your Teeth
Because metal fillings expand and contract with temperature changes, it adds pressure to the tooth. Add chewing to the mix and your metal fillings will suffer eventually cracking and leaking. Natural looking restorations don’t contract or expand making them safe and less likely to break.
Restores Your Teeth
Natural colored restorations are bonded to your teeth restoring the strength back to the tooth. Metal fillings actually harm the tooth from the constant pressure and contractions. Tooth colored fillings mean no more pressure on the healthy part of the tooth.
Custom Colored to Match Your Smile
Each filling is matched to the tooth. Dr. Larsen is an expert when it comes to custom matching natural looking fillings and will select the exact shade. With dozens of colors to choose from you will always have a perfect match.
Metal restorations are notorious for discoloring over time. Both fillings and crowns have a propensity to turn gray. Natural looking restorations stay the same color, even after years of wear and tear.
Strong and Sturdy
Natural looking fillings made from resin and other dental materials could last for 15 years. However, you must brush twice, floss once a day and use a good antibacterial mouth rinse. It’s also important to eat a healthy diet and see your dentist regularly.
Natural Tooth Preservation
Unlike traditional fillings there is very little tooth removal required. Metal fillings require removal of some of the natural tooth so that the filling fits. Because there is very little removal, more of the tooth’s structure is maintained.
Cosmetic Dentistry in San Diego
If you would like to learn more about tooth colored fillings or any other type of cosmetic dentistry procedure, call, text or schedule an appointment online with Xceptional Dental today.