Why have black when you could have tooth coloured fillings?
Tooth-coloured fillings are a safer and more attractive alternative to older silver amalgam fillings. By precisely matching tooth-colored composite fillings with the natural color of your teeth, a skilled dentist at Redmond Molloy is able to provide you with white fillings that are virtually invisible. The removal of amalgam fillings can provide patients with white fillings that provide a more pleasing, silver-free smile.
So what are these new fillings made of? White fillings are made of composite resin and serve to fill cavities just like silver amalgam fillings. However, these white fillings are matched to the color of your teeth and are virtually invisible. Tooth-coloured fillings have become more popular over the years. As the availability of white fillings has increased and the possible dangers associated with amalgam fillings have become more publicized. This has lead to more and more patients are having their cavities filled with beautifully white, tooth-colored fillings.
For most people when a new cavity needs filling, the vast majority of patients now choose white fillings. However we are finding that many patients also opt for the removal of their old fillings in favor of replacing with new white fillings. These patients want to enhance their smile by ridding their mouths of unsightly silver fillings and replacing them with white fillings. This simple procedure is an easy way to make a big difference in your smile.
Some of the advantages of white fillings can be:
Since they bond to the tooth, white fillings restore most of the original strength of the tooth. Silver fillings can weaken the teeth, making them more susceptible to breaking. Since broken teeth are very expensive to restore, white fillings can save a lot of expense over the long.
Composite fillings restore the natural appearance of the tooth
Teeth restored with white fillings can be less sensitive to hot and cold than teeth restored with amalgam
And finally composites require less removal of tooth structure. Especially with new cavities, the size of the hole made for the filling can be dramatically smaller with white fillings.
Register now for an appointment at Redmond Molloy and get those silver fillings replaced!