Tooth Colored Fillings
Not All Fillings Are Created Equal
At Neighborhood Smiles in Belleville, we understand that not all fillings are created equal. In the past, and in many dental offices still today, the use of metal (mercury amalgam) fillings was quite common practice. While effective at filling the cavity, metal fillings tend to be unstable with changes in temperature, and the trace amounts of mercury can be toxic to the human body. That’s why we’re proud to offer durable tooth-colored fillings that blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
Where traditional metal fillings tend to expand and contract with changes in temperature, making them susceptible to cracking, tooth-colored resin is stable and long-lasting. Tooth-colored fillings are strong and durable, and highly effective in stopping and preventing further decay.
Today, there is little debate that mercury is toxic to the human body, even in the trace amounts found in metal amalgam fillings. Tooth-colored fillings eliminate the need for introducing a toxic substance to the body and are completely safe and effective in filling cavities.
One of the greatest benefits of tooth colored fillings is largely cosmetic. Traditional metal fillings come with the glaring reminder of unsightly dental work every time you open your mouth. Tooth colored fillings blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth so all anyone will see is your beautiful smile.
Take control of your oral health and stop tooth decay today! If you have any questions about tooth colored fillings or would like to schedule an appointment with your Belleville dentist, Dr. Yakowicz at Neighborhood Smiles, give us a call today at (608) 424-3222.