Dental Fillings An Overview
At some point in their lives, most patients will receive a dental filling to address tooth decay. Dr. Hughes places metal free dental fillings for safe, aesthetically pleasing results that are also highly durable. Dental fillings are an important treatment for reducing the impact of tooth decay and helping you to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible.
A dental filling can also be used to address minor tooth chips and cracks.
Dr. Hughes is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a distinction that requires extensive post graduate training in all aspects of general dentistry. She is highly trained and qualified to provide the highest standard of dental care for maintaining a healthy smile.
Benefits of Metal Free Dental Fillings
Boulder Valley Dental Center is a metal free practice in an effort to provide the safest dental care for you and your family. Metal free fillings, also known as “white fillings”, provide natural looking results while stabilizing the health of your tooth. Dr. Hughes can replace old, dark or leaky amalgam fillings for an instant smile makeover.
Although the amalgam, or silver, fillings used today contain less mercury than they did years ago, there is still a potential health risk- especially if you have a metal allergy. Over time, silver fillings are know to break down and begin to both “leak” out and allow bacteria back in. New white fillings create a secure seal that is highly effective at preventing future decay or infection.