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White Fillings to Replace Silver Fillings

Composite fillings look like real teeth.

The appearance of the teeth has a dramatic effect on both a person's attractiveness to others and on his or her own self-image. Studies have shown that a person's appearance will have a strong effect on his social and career success, influencing how others perceive him.

Although the appearance of the teeth is an important contributor to facial beauty, it is also probably the most often neglected when improvements to appearance are sought.

A person with low self-esteem connected to his facial appearance can often be greatly helped by cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Many adults have had silver fillings, called amalgams, placed into their teeth because they had "cavities" in their youth. Amalgam fills the space where the tooth decay had been removed.

Amalgam Fillings are often replaced with composite fillings.

However, over time, the amalgam corrodes and leaks which blackens the silver, and, in many cases, the tooth itself. This is easily seen as soon as a patient opens his or her mouth and is often a source of embarrassment for the patient.

A dentist can provide you with composite fillings that are made of a porcelain-like material that actually bonds to the tooth for a tight seal. They are strong and stain-resistant, and they are color-matched to the natural tooth, making them "invisible."

Composite fillings also lack the sensitivity that is often associated with silver amalgam fillings. They are especially suited for smaller cavities and for patients who may be allergic to metal fillings.

Please don't hesitate to ask your dentist with questions you may have about the benefits of replacing silver amalgam fillings with invisible composite fillings.

If you're interested in getting composite fillings, call us at 1-866-970-0441. We'll put you in touch with a great dentist today!

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