We generally don’t need to worry too much about the cosmetic elements of the teeth that are furthest back in our mouths. Still, you’ve probably seen someone giving a great hearty laugh at a joke you’ve told. Their open mouth laugh reveals an unattractive mouth full of metal. Or perhaps that’s you. Wouldn’t you rather be able to reward hilarity without flashing metal fillings that distract the moment?
Another reason that many people appreciate the advent of tooth-colored fillings are concerns about mercury. The material amalgam has been used in dental fillings since the 1800s, but there have always been concerns that mercury vapors can cause poisoning to the body. The amount of mercury in these fillings is scant, so there’s really no evidence that this would be an issue, but if it worries you, why not get your fillings replaced. Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, can offer tooth-colored fillings for any of your restorative needs if tooth decay is an issue for you.
Why Do We Need Fillings?
Partial tooth loss can be a rapid result of tooth decay or traumatic dental injury. However, tooth structure can often be saved thanks to composite resin fillings. Silver (amalgam) fillings are simply not as attractive as white fillings that are essentially invisible. White fillings are a given when repairing front teeth or more visible teeth that are decaying or have been chipped. However some people choose to have composite resin fillings on all of their cavities.
More About White Fillings
While white fillings are not as strong as metal, they can be opted for on all teeth as long as your decay is not too severe. Composite resin adheres well to tooth enamel, but a terrible cavity that has been left alone too long will probably result in very little enamel left on your teeth. Still, advantages such as the above-mentioned abolition of mercury, as well as less temperature sensitivity, the ability to color-match to surrounding teeth, and the need for less tooth preparation, all make white fillings a good choice for many people.
Farmington Hills Dentist Offers Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you are interested in a consultation for white fillings, your Farmington Hills dentist would be happy to see you. To schedule an appointment, contact our 48335 dentist office at (248)566-6490. We are proud to provide comprehensive dentistry to patients from Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Novi, Livonia, Detroit, and surrounding neighborhoods.