Remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? When you opened your mouth to laugh or yawn, the Dallas people with you could see only pearly white molar surfaces. (Unless, of course, you had been munching Oreos.)
Like many adults, you may have started developing cavities fairly young and started receiving the ubiquitous silver amalgam fillings that were used by Dallas family dentists. As the years went by, two fillings became three. If you didn’t drink fluoridated water, three fillings may have became four. Now when you open wide, others see a mouthful of metal.
Fortunately, those with silver amalgam fillings can regain the smile of their youth. The replacement of silver fillings with composite tooth-colored fillings is a relatively inexpensive cosmetic dental procedure that can transform a smile just as dramatically as more extensive cosmetic dental treatment.
Composite fillings are comprised of a mixture of glass or quartz and resin which creates a natural tooth-colored material. They are strong and durable when bonded to the tooth with adhesive.
Hopefully, you don’t have a new cavity. But if you do, you can start off with a white composite filling. In addition to the cosmetic advantages over silver, the preparation requires the removal of less healthy tooth structure. A conservative (as possible) restoration leaves you with more of nature’s superior dental material — your own enamel and dentin.
If you would like to improve your smile by replacing silver-mercury fillings, schedule a cosmetic dental consultation today by calling 214-488-5505. We will develop a treatment plan to address all areas of concern. If you have your teeth lightened in combination with silver filling replacement, you’ll be thrilled with your new unforgettable smile.
Ask us about Invisalign, dental implants, sedation dentistry and dentures. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 214-488-5505.
“Because everyone deserves to smile!”
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