Dental fillings can repair teeth damaged by decay and protect the overall integrity of your smile. At Elite Dental Care, we place tooth-colored fillings as opposed to traditional silver fillings. Composite resin (tooth-colored material) is highly durable and more aesthetically pleasing, providing patients with long-lasting results. With offices in Jackson, Trenton, and Germantown, TN, we are proud to help our patients achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.
Composite resin is a high-quality dental material used for a number of restorative and cosmetic treatments. A tooth-colored – or composite – filling is commonly used to repair a cavity. In order to restore a tooth compromised by decay, the damaged portion of the tooth must first be removed. We can then fill the tooth with a composite material to reinforce its structure.
Traditionally, cavities were filled with silver amalgam. These restorations are made up of a mixture of tin, silver, copper, and mercury. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers amalgam fillings safe for children and adults, they contain mercury, which can be toxic in larger quantities.
Composite resin can be precisely color-matched to blend in with your smile, so tooth-colored fillings are virtually invisible.
Additionally, due to their metallic color, they do not blend in with your surrounding teeth. As a result, many patients choose to have their old silver amalgam fillings replaced with a tooth-colored material. Advantages of composite fillings include:
Receiving a dental filling is a fairly simple and straightforward process. If you have a cavity that needs to be repaired with a filling, you will undergo:
At our practice, we incorporate advanced technology to precisely plan and execute our treatments. If you have any additional questions about the treatment process, our team would be happy to assist you further during your visit.
Dental fillings are one of the most common dental procedures performed today. If you have symptoms of tooth decay, it is important to receive appropriate treatment as soon as possible to protect your smile. To schedule an appointment, you can call one of our three office locations or contact us online anytime.
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