Want to restore your teeth with a natural look? At Mooney Family Dental, we offer tooth colored composite fillings for our patients who have teeth affected by mild tooth decay. Some benefits of porcelain fillings include:
Fillings stop the spread of decay
- They protect the strength and function of teeth
- They may also be used to correct uneven tooth surfaces for an improved bite
- Tooth colored fillings match surrounding tooth color for a natural look
Tooth Colored Composite Filling FAQs
Do tooth colored fillings last as long as metal fillings?
The longevity of your porcelain filling will depend on your commitment to dental hygiene. Tooth colored fillings can last as long if not longer than metal fillings if they’re well cared for. Doing your part through brushing, flossing, semi-annual cleanings, and good diet will help ensure that your composite fillings last for many years.
Are metal fillings unsafe?
Amalgam fillings are created from a blend of metals that includes a small amount of mercury. Some studies have shown that over time, mercury is released from these fillings into the mouth through regular eating, brushing, and other activities, and some patients studied have shown elevated levels of mercury in their bodies. Although the dangers of mercury to the human body are known, no evidence has yet proved that mercury in fillings causes direct harm. Mooney Family Dental is a mercury-free environment.
Should I replace my metal fillings with tooth colored composite?
It’s up to you. Many people choose to replace their metal fillings, because they’re virtually indistinguishable from enamel. The old metal fillings were not bonded to the tooth — they were just packed tightly into the cavity. But composite fillings are bonded to the tooth, which creates extra strength and durability. If you have cracks in your metal filling, or it has become weakened or loose, it may be time to think about replacement.
What can I expect after a composite filling?
Your tooth sensitivity will depend on how big a hole the decay created. The newly-filled tooth may be sensitive to heat, cold, and pressure immediately following your appointment. This may last for a short time and will soon disappear.
Why not replace your metal fillings with beautiful tooth colored composite? Call or email Mooney Family Dental for your personalized appointment.