Why Can’t I Get a Silver Filling?

Chesapeake VA Cosmetic DentistryFor decades, anyone who went to the dentist’s to get a cavity filled came back with a shiny silver restoration. But that trend has been changing in the past several years.

Nowadays, most dentists have switched to placing only the tooth-colored kind.

Why?

White Fillings Are Prettier

You have to admit it, a tooth looks way better without a metal filling!

When your cavities are filled with a white material, even you’ll forget how many you’ve had. No one likes to show off a smile loaded with dark spots caused by metal fillings!

White Fillings Are Kind to Teeth

Tooth-colored restorations are made from a special blend of resin and ceramic. Thus, their texture closely matches that of natural teeth. Metal fillings do not.

Teeth constrict in cold temperatures and relax in warm ones. They need a filling material that behaves the same way they do. Because metal expands and contracts at a different rate, this can cause stress damage to teeth. White fillings are much gentler on your tooth structure.

White Fillings Are Mercury-Free

The mercury levels in silver fillings are not likely to cause any health problems to the wearers. But why take the chance by continuing to use them? Additionally, removing and disposing of metal restorations can lead to an unhealthy buildup of mercury in wastewater.

Modern dentists agree it’s best to not continue the practice of using mercury in dental fillings.

Composite Dental Fillings in Virginia Beach

All this is why the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry uses only beautiful composite resin fillings. We offer only the best! If you’re interested in restoring your tooth with a gorgeous white filling, call our Chesapeake, Great Bridge, or Virginia Beach offices today to schedule.

Posted on behalf of the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry