Metal dental fillings can detract from the appearance of your smile. While initially they may be unsightly, over time metal fillings may change colors and become even more obvious. They may also begin to structurally damage your teeth due to metal’s tendency to expand and contract with temperature fluctuations.
In addition, metal fillings contain mercury. While there is some controversy over the amount of this toxic material that can leak from metal fillings, some people simply feel uncomfortable with even the potential of mercury vapor being released into their body.
If you are unhappy with your current dental fillings, no matter what your reason, the experienced dentists at our office would be happy to discuss replacing them with more effective and aesthetically pleasing white fillings.
Benefits of White Dental Fillings
White fillings are made of a composite resin that can be shaded to match your teeth in color. This allows white fillings to offer a much more natural look. When compared to metal fillings, white fillings offer additional benefits including:
- Greater preservation of your natural tooth
- No risk of expansion and contraction
- Reduced tooth sensitivity
- No questionable toxins
- Complete seal for the prevention of bacterial infection
- Decreased risk for repeat treatments
Due to the significant benefits of white fillings and tooth colored restorations, we have been a metal-free practice since 1995. All of our cosmetic and general dentistry services are performed with an eye toward your safety and the ultimate beautification of your smile.
If you have metal fillings, we would be happy to safely remove them and replace them with a longer-lasting and more aesthetically pleasing alternative. This can be discussed with you in further detail during your appointment with Ryan M. Clancy, DMD, MAGD, LVIF.
If you would like more information on replacing existing dental fillings, please contact Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry today to schedule an appointment at our Medford, Massachusetts office. We also serve patients from Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and Winchester.