Metal-based fillings have been the norm for more than a century, but they don’t look very good. When people talk or laugh the darks spots they create are visible. Thankfully we’ve got just the right solution for your fillings.
Invisible Composite Fillings
At Arena Family Dental, you can replace your metal fillings with composite fillings. Made from resins that can be matched to your tooth color, composite fillings are virtually indistinguishable from the teeth they are meant to protect.
Considering Composite Fillings
Apart from the cosmetic benefits, composite fillings also create a superior seal to help stop tooth decay. There are several things to consider with composite fillings, including:
- Cosmetic benefits
- The amount of decay in the tooth
- Where in the mouth the affected tooth is
- How much pressure will be put on the tooth
- How the patient feels about metal in the mouth vs. resin composite
Dentistry has come a long way over the years. In the past, patients had no other choice for tooth fillings besides the metal-based fillings that are extremely noticeable in the mouth. Now, you have the option of replacing metal with composite material. Composite fillings are manufactured from resins. The terrific aspect about composite fillings is that they can be perfectly matched to the shade of any tooth in question. This makes the filling undetectable in your mouth when you speak and smile. The highly effective seal greatly serves to stop tooth decay, which is a very beneficial added plus.
There are a few considerations that you must first speak with our dentists about. It is important to discuss where the affected tooth is situated in the mouth and assess the level of decay. How much pressure will be inflicted on the particular tooth is another concern. It is detrimental to your health that any allergies that you may have must be discussed with the dentist, as well. You can ask him or her about cosmetic benefits that the composite filling will provide for you and how you feel about having resin composite rather than metal fillings.
Many people that hear about composite fillings are hesitant to find out further information, as they falsely believe that this luxury is way out of their budgets. This is absolutely not the case. The costs for the fillings are reasonable. Specials may be available to enhance affordability.
Please call our office and inquire about the procedure. Our proficient staff of office personnel is pleased to speak with you and discuss this process. Don’t let the unsightly metal-based fillings in your teeth be a source of self-consciousness for you. There is something you can do about it, easily and painlessly.
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