No one wants to get a cavity, but it is a common dental issue. Traditionally, these cavities were remedied with a silver filling. Amalgam fillings, or metallic fillings, have been around for years and have been used by dentists to complete many cosmetic procedures. While using this procedure is indeed very effective, there are a multitude of controversies surrounding the safety and appearance of them.
Many patients are suffering from the same dilemma and feel like there is nothing they can do, however, thanks to advanced dental technology, you can achieve your dream smile with tooth-colored fillings. Dental professionals encourage patients to receive tooth-colored fillings by listing the following advantages:
- Eliminates unnatural, metal fillings
- Diminishes discoloration caused by metal fillings
- Prevents tooth decay and gum diseases
- Strengthen your teeth
- They are undetectable and match the exact shade of your teeth
Modern dentistry is now using more tooth-like materials (composite resins and porcelains) that are both safe and predictable. The most important feature, for many people, is that they look and react more like natural teeth. In the past, teeth were filled with a mixture—or amalgam—of different metals. Today that is changing as more natural-looking and metal-free fillings are becoming the preferred approach.
If you don’t want to go the traditional route, ask your dentist about tooth-colored fillings! Tooth colored fillings, or resin, are made out of a much safer material than amalgam fillings. Along with that, tooth-colored fillings are safer, not to mention enhance the cosmetic appearance of teeth due to their natural tooth like color!