Metal-Free Tooth-Colored Fillings
Composite fillings contain no metal, and match the color of a natural tooth. Once applied to the tooth, composite resin bonds chemically and does not change shape. Composite resin can be used on front or back teeth, and can actually be used in cosmetic dental procedures to correct gapped teeth, chipped teeth, and more.
Metal Fillings vs. Composite Fillings
Dr. Foster chooses to not use metal amalgam due to the potential health risks. Since amalgam contains mercury, children, women who are pregnant, and the elderly are not advised to receive such a filling. The American Dental Association notes that amalgam fillings can cause short-term sensitivity to hot and cold. The silver-colored fillings also look unnatural and do not blend in with the surrounding dentition.
Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Permanent?
The longevity of any dental restoration depends heavily on its environment. If you consume a large amount of sugary drinks and foods, chew or crunch on hard candies and ice frequently, and don’t take very good care of your smile, a filling will not last as long. On the other hand, a tooth-friendly lifestyle and careful home dental hygiene can help your filling last for many years.
Enjoy the Benefits of a Tooth-Colored Filling
Recover from a cavity while retaining your tooth’s healthy, natural appearance with a custom-made, tooth-colored filling. Find out more about the benefits by calling Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384. Since 1985, we’ve proudly served patients living in Lewisburg, Lawrenceburg, Hohenwald, Centerville, Pulaski, and all surrounding communities.