It’s the goal of our Alpharetta dentist to prevent cavities in any way possible. This includes not only twice-yearly trips to our office at Northbridge Dental, but also recommending a strong oral hygiene strategy for you at home. Unfortunately, it is rare to go a lifetime with no cavities at all. And when you do have one, you can benefit from what our tooth colored fillings have to offer.
For many years, fillings were all made of metal, typically silver. And while they were strong, they stood out like sore thumbs, especially in front teeth. Furthermore, they put your tooth at greater risk for fractures, because metal expands and contracts with changes in temperature. Composite resins, or just simply composite, is a material that matches your tooth color near perfectly. As a result, it blends in so no one even realizes that you have a filling at all. The advantages don’t end there, however. Composite bonds much better with your teeth than does metal. That means our Alpharetta dentist does not have to do as much drilling. And no one complains about that, especially if you’re someone who finds the sound of the drill off-putting or scary. You also retain more of your natural tooth material in the process. And don’t forget that some amalgam fillings contain mercury. There are serious questions about the health hazards of mercury, so choosing composite makes even more sense. Even if those questions have not been resolved, why risk your health when you do not have to?In fact, if you currently have amalgam fillings still in your mouth and you would like to change them, our Alpharetta dentist can remove them and replace them with the more efficient and more cosmetically pleasing tooth colored composite fillings.
One call to our office will suffice to schedule you for an appointment to get new or replacement tooth colored fillings.