If you could choose to have a composite filling that matched the color of your tooth, made it stronger, and was long-lasting, would you choose it over a metal filling?
We thought so! Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way since one had to fix a cavity by drilling away healthy tooth structure and filling it with a very obvious amalgam (silver) filling. Not only do tooth-colored fillings look natural, they are safe, reliable and long-lasting. Best of all, they don’t require the dentist to drill away healthy tooth structure to make room for it. Instead, the tooth-colored filling chemically bonds to the tooth, making it even stronger. Composite fillings are durable, fracture-resistant, and able to withstand the pressure applied by chewing.
Why Get a Filling Now?
There are many reasons why a tooth may need to be filled or restored: decay and chipping are two common ones.
Call us today to find out how a non-metal, tooth-colored filling could help you achieve and keep a healthy-looking smile.
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