Have your teeth been damaged by decay? Are your old silver or amalgam fillings making you feel self-conscious when you laugh, smile, or yawn? Dentistry of Nashville can help. We administer tooth-colored fillings to patients who are looking to restore their decayed teeth or replace their old, unsightly fillings.
Tooth-Colored Fillings and Decay
As their name suggests, fillings occupy the spaces where enamel and dentin have been lost to decay. Tooth-colored fillings are made up of a special type of dental resin, which will be applied to the decayed structure. The resin will match the shade of your other teeth, blending in seamlessly with your smile.
With the decayed areas filled in, your teeth will remain intact and stronger, fortifying the overall structure of a damaged tooth.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings
White fillings come in an array of shades, which will allow our Nashville dentists to closely match them to your natural teeth. That way, you won’t have to worry about having the silver tint to your smile.
Some other advantages of tooth-colored fillings include:
- No temperature sensitivity
- Prevents further damage to your teeth
- Strengthen damaged teeth
- Metal and mercury-free
Replacing Silver Fillings with Tooth-Colored Fillings
Until fairly recently, dentists filled cavities with a mercury and silver amalgam. While still effective at replacing decayed enamel and dentin, this material can weaken the overall structure of the tooth because it requires your dentist to remove a large portion of the original tooth.
Many patients also don’t like the idea of having any amount of mercury in their mouths. Drs. Fleming, Elam, and Vaughan want every patient to feel confident and secure in their smile, which is why they can remove old mercury fillings and replace them with composite, tooth-colored fillings.
If you’re looking to restore your smile with healthy, strong fillings, give us a call today!