Cavities are a common occurrence and are quickly fixed with a filling. You’re afforded a choice of materials to fill your cavities, and tooth-colored fillings are the best choice overall. Made of a body-safe composite material, the tooth-colored option is more than just aesthetically preferable.
Choose tooth-colored, composite fillings for enhanced beauty and comfort. Composite fillings are even better for your health, too.
Eola Dental wants you to make informed choices about your oral health. Keep reading to learn why we recommend tooth-colored fillings above all other filling materials.
1: Composite Fillings are Good for Your Health
Tooth-colored fillings are made of completely body-safe materials. With tooth-colored fillings, you face none of the complications or possible health risks of silver fillings.
Silver fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, aren’t just made of silver, they’re a mix of many different metals. Mercury is one of the largest components of silver fillings. The blatant toxicity of this material makes amalgam fillings a problematic topic among dental professionals and consumers alike.
2: Tooth-Colored Fillings Look Natural and Beautiful
Perhaps most obvious is the aesthetic advantage of tooth-colored fillings. They can be color-matched seamlessly with your surrounding teeth and make your dental work undetectable. Silver and gold fillings can be distracting when you smile or talk, whereas composite fillings give a completely natural and healthy appearance.
Further, composite fillings require less alteration to the natural tooth structure. Composite materials bond directly to the tooth. Amalgam requires the tooth to be modified to fit the filling like a puzzle piece.
3: Composite is Your Most Comfortable Option
With metal fillings, you run the risk of experiencing galvanization. This is the phenomena in which patients experience pain in metal-filled teeth.
Galvanization was once thought to be caused by electric currents running through the metal in the filings- and although this has been disproven, the exact cause of this wide-spread symptom remains undefined. Even if these symptoms are psychosomatic, they are completely avoidable with tooth-colored fillings.
Choose an Amalgam-Free Dentist for Your Fillings
At the very least, opt for tooth-colored composite fillings whenever possible. Eola Dental is an amalgam free-office. Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel.