A dental filling is used to repair teeth that are decayed, worn or damaged. In our Marietta dental office, we use tooth-colored restorations to improve the strength, health and beauty of teeth. Our dentists, Dr. Michael Mulkey, Dr. David Hildreth, and Dr. Melissa Kennedy can select from many different materials for your tooth filling, including composite resin and porcelain.
Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings
Also known as “white fillings”, tooth colored fillings offer many benefits to patients. Here’s a few:
- The color of the composite filling material closely matches your tooth color – making it very natural-looking. Most people won’t even know that you even have fillings!
- Composite fillings are bonded to your tooth. This gives much more strength to the filled tooth than non-bonded fillings such as a metal amalgam.
- Because of the bonding process, composite fillings seals the tooth. This process is more likely to help reduce tooth sensitivity.
- Composite fillings are metal free and don’t contain any mercury. (Metal amalgam fillings typically consist of about 50% Mercury!)
Your Lost Mountain dentist can replace old, dark amalgam fillings to freshen up your smile and improve the integrity of the tooth. If you have dark fillings, discuss how new white fillings could enhance your smile at your next visit to Lost Mountain Dental.