Cosmetic Replacement of Silver Fillings
Many people have had silver fillings placed into their teeth because they had These silver fillings are called amalgams. Amalgam fills the space where the decay in the tooth has been removed.
With time the filling tends to make the natural tooth appears gray and unsightly. Now there is updated technology that involves using resin made up of glass particles in a plastic matrix. The doctor bonds the putty-like material to the tooth with a high-intensity light. This hardens the material and allows it to be shaped and polished for immediate use.Once completed, the tooth has a natural appearance and is actually stronger than before due to the strength of the adhesive agent used to bond the resin to the tooth. The natural appearance of the tooth is restored when the “ugly” silver filling is removed.
Please call our office with any questions you may have about the benefits of replacing silver amalgam fillings with invisible composite fillings.