If you have metal amalgam fillings, you know how visible they can be when you are speaking, laughing, or eating. Fortunately, Oradell Family Dental offers tooth colored fillings which provide you with a high quality restoration that will not mar your smile. We also regularly remove old metal amalgam fillings and replace them with tooth colored fillings to provide you with a safer, more advanced option.
Traditional Dental Fillings Outdated
Metal amalgam fillings have been used in general dentistry since the early 1800’s, making them one of the oldest dentistry solutions still in use today. However, dental technology has progressed immensely since the early 1800’s, and dental fillings are no exception. In fact, many cosmetic dentists no longer offer metal fillings.
Oradell cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter offers two types of tooth colored fillings to patients:
Each of these types of fillings can repair your tooth in a manner that is both safe and aesthetically pleasing.
Problems with Metal Amalgam Fillings
Metal fillings can expand and contract with contact to heat and cold, weakening the inner structure of your teeth and causing them to break. Over time, this will lead to greater dental issues, requiring more involved restorations. Furthermore, many amalgam fillings use mercury, which can pose hazards to your health if it leaks into the blood stream. By using tooth colored fillings, you can avoid these problems, ensuring that your teeth will remain healthy for years to come.
If you have a cavity that needs to be filled, please contact our cosmetic dentist today to schedule your appointment. Oradell Family Dental provides natural-looking dental solutions to patients throughout Oradell, Dumont, Bergenfield and the nearby areas of Bergen County and Northern New Jersey.