At Highland Dental Clinic, we think old-fashioned metal or amalgam, fillings are unattractive and less healthy than contemporary “white” fillings. Old fashioned metal fillings can contain mercury. We now use color-matched composite resins to repair cavities. Composite fillings look and feel like natural teeth. When you laugh, no one will know you ever had a cavity!
The composite material molds itself to the space in your tooth and creates a permanent bond, which helps the tooth retain its strength. It won’t expand and contract with heat or cold the way metal fillings can, weakening the tooth. The shade or color of the composite fillings are closely matched to the color of existing teeth, so no one will ever know you have a filling.
With white fillings, you’ll look and feel healthier. Laughing will be fun again, not something you have to hide or suppress because you don’t want to reveal metal fillings or broken teeth. If you’ve been hiding your smile for a long time, this might take some getting used to, but what could be easier than smiling and laughing and completely enjoying your time with friends and family, and reacting to happiness and humor freely and naturally?