Remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? When you opened your mouth to laugh or yawn, people could see only pearly white molar surfaces. (Unless, of course, you had been munching Oreos.)
If you are like many adults, you started developing cavities fairly young and started receiving the ubiquitous 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, those 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 Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center that can transform a smile just as dramatically as more extensive cosmetic dental treatment.
Composite fillings are a natural, tooth-colored material made up of a mixture of glass or quartz and resin. 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 restoration leaves you with more of nature’s superior dental material — your own enamel and dentin.
To improve your smile by replacing silver-mercury fillings, schedule a cosmetic dental consultation today: 303-858-9000. We will develop a treatment plan to address all areas of concern. If you have your teeth lightened in combination with silver filling replacement, you’ll be delighted with your new dazzling smile.
Ask us about teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry and porcelain crowns. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 303-858-9000.
Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 303-858-9000
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