Tooth Restorations for Metal Fillings Are Available
Want to take advantage of any tooth restorations that can update your traditional metal fillings? Good idea. There are many people living with metal fillings in their mouth today, as this used to be one of the few choices for getting fillings when someone needed to have a cavity filled. While these traditional fillings indeed do the job, they can often show when people are smiling. For this reason, many people are choosing to replace their metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings.
Are Metal fillings better?
Metal fillings are also known as silver fillings and amalgam fillings. Metal fillings tend to be one of the stronger types of fillings a patient can choose from, as they are able to withstand and uphold to biting pressure with little risk of becoming damaged. But they do come with drawbacks. They are sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, which means they will expand and contract over a period time, jeopardizing the filling. They also contain a variety of metals, including mercury. Even though minimal amounts of mercury are included in any metal filling, this is a potentially toxic metal, especially for those who have allergies to metal materials.
Tooth-colored fillings are also known as white fillings and composite fillings. There are no health risks associated with getting tooth-colored fillings, and patients will experience less tooth sensitivity due to the composite materials used. When a dental patient chooses fillings that matches the color of their teeth, when they smile, these fillings are not noticeable because they easily blend in with the rest of the teeth.
Now that there are dental options available that allow anyone to improve their smile, many people who have been living with metal fillings are looking into their smile improvement options. They no longer want their metal fillings to show and for that reason, are looking for a way to solve this problem. When metal fillings are removed, it is important to choose an experienced dentist, as there are guidelines in place for the safe removal of metal fillings.
Can we answer your restoration questions?
If you happen to have any questions about tooth restorations, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can answer them for you. Our experienced team of dental professionals are always ready and willing to take your questions, as we believe in patient education. The more you understand about taking good care of your oral health, the more likely you will experience good oral health. We hope to hear from you soon!
Call (832) 433-7252 today to reach Unity Dental Care.