Are tooth-colored fillings better than silver amalgam fillings?
Many patients who come to our Gaithersburg dental office feel that composite, tooth-colored fillings are superior to silver amalgam fillings for a few reasons.
Minimal Impact on the Smile
Our dentists, Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner, exclusively offer tooth-colored fillings to benefit patients and to protect the appearance of their teeth. They meticulously match the filling color to the color of your natural tooth for results that are invisible to the naked eye. Your composite filling will blend in perfectly.
No Need for Mercury or Metal
While the American Dental Association deems the use of metal-based fillings to be completely safe, some patients are sensitive to certain types of metal or prefer to avoid any mercury products.
More Conservative Than Metal Fillings
Because composite, tooth-colored fillings bond directly to the tooth with a bonding agent, they require our dentists to remove less natural tooth structure overall. This means a less invasive treatment option for our patients.
Additionally, tooth-colored fillings also provide a solution to reshape and repair small flaws in the natural teeth, which is an affordable and fast cosmetic treatment.
If you want to learn more about tooth-colored fillings, contact our Gaithersburg dental office for an appointment.
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