If your teeth have become weak due to decay, you can restore your smile with tooth colored fillings. By removing the decay, cleaning the area and filling it in, weak spots can become strong again. Plus, the dental fillings are color matched to your teeth so they blend in without being noticeable to others. At Desai Dental Care, Dr. Chetna Desai, your dentist in Ellicott City, MD, uses only tooth-colored fillings and no longer uses the old silver amalgam fillings. Dr. Desai can restore your smile with tooth colored fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings are made from a resin material and are light cured to match the color of your existing teeth. In the past, amalgam fillings were traditionally used to fill cavities and are still used by many dentists in Ellicott City. However, amalgam fillings leave visible silver spots along the teeth wherever cavities have been filled. Many patients prefer not having such noticeable fillings. Fortunately, tooth colored fillings match the teeth and blend in seamlessly so that no one has to know you have any dental fillings.
There are several benefits to getting tooth colored dental fillings over other options. The fillings can strengthen your teeth and improve functions like biting and chewing. They also improve the health of your teeth by eliminating decay so that it cannot spread and infect other areas. Additionally, tooth colored fillings are color matched to your existing teeth and blend right in. Overall, your teeth will be stronger, healthier and better able to perform regular tooth functions.
Another benefit of tooth colored fillings is that they are believed to be safer than traditional silver amalgam fillings. With amalgam fillings, there is some concern about potential exposure to mercury, which can be harmful to your health. Amalgam fillings are made up of several different metals, including mercury, tin, silver and copper. The mercury is used to bind all the metals together, which makes amalgam dental fillings extremely strong and durable. However, the mercury has the potential to be unhealthy. Tooth-colored fillings do not contain any mercury.
Tooth colored fillings restore your smile by improving the health, strength and function of teeth affected by decay. Further, tooth-colored dental fillings are made from resin with no risk of mercury exposure, as is the case with traditional amalgam fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are available at Desai Dental Care. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Desai, your Ellicott City, MD dentist, call (410) 480-9111.