Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth colored fillings are biocompatible and made from strong dental materials. While the American Dental Association deems silver amalgam fillings safe, Inspired Smiles chooses to use tooth colored fillings for all cavities and tooth decay.
The Advantages of Tooth Colored Fillings
According to Dr. Daniel Yeager and Dr. Victoria Yeager, tooth colored fillings offer many benefits that include:
Less Treatment Time
Beautiful to Look At
More Healthy Tooth Structure
Complete Care Before During and After
01. The Dental Filling Process
After Inspired Smiles has numbed your teeth and gums, your dentists in Richmond, VA will remove the decay before cleaning the tooth. Once prepared, tooth colored resin that has been matched to the rest of the tooth is applied directly to the cavity. The resin is shaped accordingly to maintain bite. Once satisfied, the filling is cured or hardened with a curing light.
02. So Many Advantages
Because your dental fillings are matched to the rest of the tooth, they naturally blend in with the rest of your smile. When you yawn, talk, laugh, or eat no one will see your dental fillings. As long as you take good care of your teeth, brushing twice and flossing once each day, your tooth colored fillings can last many years. Because the resin bonds to your teeth, more of the natural structure remains intact. Silver amalgam fillings require more removal of the tooth and are much more invasive.
03. Silver Amalgam Fillings
Silver amalgam fillings contain more than 50 percent mercury. Mercury is harmful to the environment, and although not considered a danger in already placed fillings, Inspired Smiles prefers tooth colored fillings. Silver amalgam fillings also expand and contract with heat and cold. This can cause cracks or leaks in the fillings leading to additional decay in the same tooth.
If you would like to learn more about tooth colored fillings, call and schedule a dental appointment with Inspired Smiles today.
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