We now use tooth-colored (composite) restorations to repair teeth with cavities. They look better and have less sensitivity than silver fillings and are just as strong as their silver counterparts.
Composite materials offer significant benefits over silver amalgams. In many cases, more tooth must be removed to place a silver restoration; tooth-colored fillings allow us to use a better, more conservative treatment. Silver fillings tend to expand over time and can result in cracks. Besides matching the natural color of your teeth, composite fillings actually bond to the tooth, sealing out bacteria and strengthening the tooth significantly, which reduces the potential for fractures.
The experts at Worful Cosmetic & Family Dentistry can replace old or existing silver fillings with new composite fillings. We begin by removing the old or existing mercury fillings. Our team uses porcelain materials that are very durable and should last for years. The result is an all-white tooth that looks virtually undetectable from your other teeth. Since mercury or sliver fillings need to be replaced as they wear, replacing them with composite fillings is beneficial health-wise as well as cosmetically.
Call Worful Cosmetic & Family Dentistry at (678) 762-1601 to schedule your visit today!
Note: Some people have difficulty understanding the difference between tooth-colored fillings and inlays and onlays. Tooth-colored fillings are made of plastic (composite) material that is soft when placed in the tooth and hardened in the tooth itself. Onlays and inlays are cast or milled and then bonded to the tooth.