Restorative or reconstructive dentistry can almost seem like a super-power. It’s where your tooth damage, decay, and cavities meet their match.
What’s more convincing?
Treatment for cavities once relied solely on metal fillings. Mercury based materials were the go-to solution until their safety among other issues was questioned.
A healthier choice
White, tooth-colored fillings are now the “gold-standard”. They’re above all a safer alternative to metal.
Silver, amalgam fillings have a tendency to darken over time. It’s also common for metal fillings to require the loss of more tooth structure during the procedure.
This increases the risk of weakening your tooth. Metal fillings can “leak” or open the door to the potential for additional tooth decay to affect your treated tooth or your surrounding teeth.
In addition to being safer
Tooth-colored fillings are less noticeable. The materials used closely match the color and shade of your natural tooth surface.
The composite or resin used for your filling will maintain a white color. Unlike metal fillings, the composite substance will fade less and not darken over time.
Your new tooth-colored filling will restore your tooth to it’s natural appearance. The procedure can be completed most often in one appointment.
Contact our Wayne dental office about restorative or reconstructive dentistry. Schedule an examination to discuss replacing your silver or metal fillings with safer, more attractive tooth-colored, white fillings.