Metal fillings for the treatment of tooth decay were once a standard in dentistry. While they are still used today, dentists like Boulder, CO dentist Dr. Hughes offers cosmetic metal free dental fillings for their safety and aesthetic results.
How are white fillings safer than metal fillings?
Metal fillings or amalgam fillings contain a percentage of mercury. While today’s metal fillings have less mercury than in years past, some schools of though still believe they pose a potential health risk. Dr. Hughes uses high-quality professional grade ceramic to create a tooth-colored filling that is mercury free.
Can I replace old metal fillings with white fillings?
Dr. Huges will be happy to analyze your old fillings to determine if they can safely be removed and replaced with white fillings. Metal fillings, especially in the “smile zone” can be distracting. Replacing them with tooth-colored resin fillings can provide an instant smile makeover. Dr. Hugehs will custom color match your filling to seamlessly blend with your natural smile.
Do dental fillings hurt?
Most patients are pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the dental filing process is. Dr. Hughes provides local anesthetic for dental fillings for our patient’s ultimate comfort.
What is the dental filling procedure like?
The infection or decay is removed from the tooth. The area is then thoroughly cleaned and the resin is used to fill the space securing the structure of the tooth. Dr. Hughes will then use a special light to permanently cure the filling in place.
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The best way to avoid tooth decay and the need for dental fillings is by visiting the dentist regularly. Daily oral hygiene and biannual dental cleanings can help keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you have a tooth cavity or minor chips and cracks, Dr. Hughes can repair the damage using white dental fillings. Contact our Boulder, CO dentist office our schedule a visit online.