Dental Tooth Fillings – Winchester VA
Silver amalgam used to be the norm when it came to past filling material. However, silver fillings do not have much aesthetic appeal to patients and can even cause damage to your teeth years later. The old amalgam can break down teeth, causing fractures and the requirement of a crown to preserve your teeth.
After much research, new tooth-colored materials have been developed that are stronger, longer lasting and more aesthetically pleasing to our patients. Composed of porcelain and composite resin, these new fillings bond directly to the tooth, strengthening it by restoring most of its original shape. The restorations can even be custom-colored to match your teeth to help give you the most natural-looking smile possible.
These new fillings require less removal of your healthy tooth structure, compared silver amalgams, especially when filling a new cavity. Much smaller holes are necessary with this type of tooth-colored filling. These new types of dental fillings are also better as there are no traces of mercury, unlike silver amalgam fillings.
Please ask us about our natural looking tooth-colored fillings! Contact us for a free consultation.
We love our patients and always strive to provide friendly and professional dental care in a very comfortable environment. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation at our dental office in Winchester, VA. Focusing on family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and all your dental needs. Call us at (540) 667-3267