Remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? When you opened your mouth to laugh or yawn, the people with you could see only pearly white molars. (Unless, of course, you had been munching Oreos.)
Like many adults, you probably started developing cavities fairly young and had no choice but to get silver amalgam fillings. 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, people 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 available at Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry that can transform a smile just as dramatically as more extensive cosmetic dental treatment.
Composite fillings are made up of a mixture of glass or quartz, and resin that resembles the color of your natural teeth. 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 Jamul smile by replacing silver-mercury fillings, schedule a cosmetic dental consultation today by calling 619-337-7700. We will develop a treatment plan to address all areas of concern. If you have your teeth whitened in combination with silver filling replacement, you’ll be amazed with your new brilliant smile.
Ask us about teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, Invisalign and laser dentistry. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 619-337-7700.
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