Step into this century with Tooth Colored Fillings
In the past, and at many dental offices today, cavities are filled using metal fillings that are an unsightly reminder of your dental work. This mixture of amalgam mercury and silver is known to expand and contract with temperature changes, allowing bacteria to enter the cavity and can weaken the tooth to the point of cracking.
While the American Dental Association still accepts the use of mercury/amalgam fillings, this metal mixture can be potentially detrimental to your oral and overall health, as research has found mercury to be toxic to the human body. Thankfully, advances in modern dentistry have found a safer, more attractive alternative for filling cavities– tooth colored fillings!
What are Tooth Colored Fillings?
Tooth colored fillings, or composite fillings, are a revolutionary way to fill cavities and restore teeth to their beautiful, healthy form and function. Tooth colored fillings by your Lafayette dentist are made of a composite resin material (mixture of glass and other materials) that is safer, stronger, and longer-lasting than metal fillings, and can be made to match your tooth color to blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. No one will ever know you’ve had a filling!
What are the benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings?
The benefits of tooth colored fillings are numerous:
- Contain no mercury
- Longer-lasting than metal fillings
- Blend in with natural teeth
- Allow for preservation of healthy tooth structure
- Can be used as minor cosmetic solutions to discolored or misshapen teeth
If you are interested in tooth colored fillings by your Lafayette dentist, please give us a call today at (337) 446-2397.