For decades, going to your dentist and getting a filling meant adding an unsightly metal silver, metal, or amalgam filling to your smile. Even in back teeth, metal fillings are still unsightly and noticeable. Metal fillings are known to have a mixture of materials, including mercury. Metal fillings also are often excessively large, because they require additional tooth structure to be removed for retentive placement. Fortunately, there is no longer a need for metal fillings. They are outdated, unsightly, and not a conservative dental treatment.
Replacing old metal fillings for tooth colored dental fillings is painless, simple, and easy.
Tooth colored fillings, or composite fillings, come in all shades to match your natural smile color. The filling is a much more conservative treatment because it does not require excessive destruction of tooth structure. After placement and polishing, even trained dentists often cannot identify tooth-colored fillings from the actual tooth structure! These fillings are a great advancement to dentistry.
Because of the obvious aesthetic benefits of composite, or tooth-colored, fillings, many patients here in Louisvile, Ky., have sought us out to remove and replace their old metal fillings with tooth-colored, composite fillings. This procedure is simple, conservative, and painless, as it does not effect any actual tooth structure.
Composite fillings may also be used for cosmetic dentistry as well, to enhance your smile in areas of aging and wear. Composite bonding is non-destructive and very simple. Composite bonding is excellent for filling gaps between two teeth, lengthening the edges of teeth, or even giving your front teeth enhanced color and natural shape and contour.