White Fillings: For a More Natural Smile
Do you have silver, mercury fillings?
Are you thinking about replacing them wit h safe white fillings?
Here we’ll talk about all of the important things including:
What are mercury-free, white fillings? Is there a dentist near me who does white fillings? Our dentist in Lincoln, NE explains…
White fillings are made of a composite material that bonds to your tooth and has a beautiful, lasting result. A tooth that has decay (a cavity) needs a filling. The filling will take the place of the decay, helping to strengthen the tooth and prevent further decay. The dentist will first prepare the tooth by removing all of the decay that is present. Once the removal of decay, the filling will be placed. After the filling material has hardened, it will function like a normal, healthy tooth. The Coddington Dental dentists in Lincoln, NE use only white, tooth-colored fillings.
Should you replace or not replace old amalgam fillings? What are the benefits of white fillings? Our dentist in Lincoln, NE explains…
Many practices still use silver fillings. At Coddington Dental, our dentists nearby believe that composite, white fillings are the most sensible option. Not only are they more aesthetically pleasing, but they are also better for your tooth and overall health. Silver fillings can contain small amounts of mercury that can be released gradually over time when you grind your teeth together or while chewing or talking. Silver fillings also expand and contract with temperature changes in your mouth, which can cause small cracks in your tooth over time. White composite fillings do not release harmful material over time and requires the removal of less tooth structure in preparation versus silver fillings.
Can mercury leak from amalgam fillings? Why do dentists still place amalgam fillings in USA? Our dentist in Lincoln, NE explains…
Yes, it is true that mercury vapor is released from old silver fillings while we eat, drink, brush or grind our teeth. Many countries have forbidden the use of mercury/ silver fillings. At some point, amalgam fillings will be forbidden in USA, too. At this point, ADA and FDA do not recommend placement of those silver/mercury fillings on expecting moms, children or patients with compromised immune system. For this reason, our team at Coddington Dental uses only composite, Mercury-free fillings. Thus, we can ensure a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. Let an “affordable dentist near me” in Lincoln, NE help you today!
You may choose to replace your silver fillings with tooth-colored fillings for aesthetic purposes, or you may need to have your silver fillings replaced once they have worn out. No matter what, we believe a white composite filling is always the better option.
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