Tooth Colored Fillings
Composite vs Amalgam Fillings Tooth colored fillings, also called composite fillings, offer an aesthetically pleasing, safe, and effective way to fill cavities. Metallic fillings are highly noticeable and can mar an otherwise attractive smile.
Additionally, some people suffer from allergies to metals, making these fillings a potential health hazard. For a number of years, metallic fillings were the only option available on the market.
Today, with advances in cosmetic dentistry, your old metallic fillings can be replaced with tooth colored fillings, restoring beauty and reducing the risk of adverse reactions.
Why Tooth Colored Fillings?
Tooth colored fillings provide you with several benefits over typical amalgam fillings. Tooth colored fillings are matched precisely to the color of your tooth, making them much more discrete than black and silver fillings. Furthermore, tooth colored fillings are substantially more durable and secure.
Metallic fillings can expand and contract with temperature fluctuations in your mouth. These dental fillings are packed into your teeth, not secured onto them, and as the fillings change in size, they can fall out or cause your tooth to break. This is one of the reasons we do not use mercury amalgam fillings.
Tooth colored fillings are not affected by temperature fluctuations. They are placed into the cavity as well as over it, adhering to your natural tooth structure. Having the dual advantage of not changing size and being attached directly to the tooth, these fillings will not fall out or cause additional damage to your tooth.
In recent years, the American Dental Association has voiced some concern over placing metal fillings in cavities in pregnant women and children. In order to address this concern, Seattle cosmetic dentists Dr. Aaron Cooley and Dr. Brandon Cooley only offer tooth colored fillings for all of our patients. We are devoted to providing you with the safest, most effective solution to your dental issues. Tooth colored fillings allow us to address the common issue of cavities in the safest and most visually pleasing way possible.
We are pleased to provide tooth colored fillings for patients who need new cavities filled, as well as to replace older mercury amalgam fillings in patients who are looking for a safer, more secure alternative to their current dental cavity fillings. We also provide porcelain dental inlays and onlays as an amalgam-free option for restoring your teeth.
If you live in or around Kenmore, Bellevue, or Seattle, Washington, please contact the Cooley Smiles Cosmetic Dentists today to schedule your initial appointment.