Are you looking for an alternative to metal fillings? In the past, these silver (amalgam) fillings were the most common means of repairing tooth decay. However, modern dentists now offer a more cosmetically pleasing solution. With the use of tooth-colored composite resin, no one ever has to know you had a cavity filled!
The Trouble with Amalgam
Past amalgam fillings contain mercury. Although these fillings are still being used today, it is with diminishing numbers as more patients are realizing the negative effects and potential risks. Metal fillings can blacken and expand with age, which causes staining and cracking. More importantly, there is a strong debate on the safety of these mercury fillings inside the mouth. At Hollon Dental, we proudly give patients a better alternative in cavity repair with our cosmetic fillings that are not only tooth-colored but also metal-free.
The Benefits of White Fillings
Choosing composite resin, or white fillings, means you’ll gain the following advantages over traditional amalgam fillings:
- Natural in color and blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
- Bonded directly to your teeth, which pulls your tooth together, making it stronger.
- More stable in extreme hot and cold temperatures (like when eating ice cream or drinking coffee) than amalgam, which means that they don’t expand or contract as much.
When it comes to repairing cavities or restoring minor tooth damage, Hollon Dental understands what patients prefer. Given our expertise as a full-service dental practice, we use dental materials that improve the health, integrity and aesthetics of your teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are an excellent example. Call today to learn more about how we use composite resin to affordably and quickly fix your smile.