Tooth Colored Fillings
When patients needed to have a dental cavity filled in the past, mercury was their only option for filling material. Many additional options exist today, including having a cavity filled with tooth colored materials. This is the ideal choice for people who want to disguise the fact they have had dental work performed by having their filling appear the same color as their teeth.
As more has come to be known about the long-term risk of mercury fillings, some patients have decided to have them removed and replaced with tooth colored ones. Although generally safe, there is always the small chance a mercury filling could break free and enter the bloodstream through saliva.
Tooth Colored Fillings at Two Rivers Dentistry
Dr. Teuscher uses white filling composite material to create tooth colored fillings for patients who prefer this option. He uses the same type of material to create inlays and onlays. Most people who request white cosmetic fillings do so for cosmetic reasons. However, Dr. Teuscher knows that this material performs significantly better than mercury in terms of preserving the structure of teeth he has diagnosed with cavities.
Another benefit of tooth colored fillings is that the clear color makes it possible for your dentist to apply dental sealants in the same appointment. If you require dental sealants, having them applied as soon as possible helps to prevent additional decay of the tooth in question.
Prevent Loss of Teeth in the Future by Filling Cavities Today
While it can be disheartening to hear that you have a cavity that needs to be filled, this is a much better alternative than having the tooth extracted later due to decay. As soon as you notice any sign of decay on your teeth, it is important to schedule an appointment with Dr. Teuscher as soon as possible. If you desire a tooth colored filling, he will make sure that the shade matches your existing teeth as closely as possible. The result is a filling that looks so natural that you forget you ever had a cavity.
Contact Us with Additional Questions
Whether you have questions about the cost of tooth colored fillings or the steps Dr. Teuscher follows to apply them, just let us know. Our staff is happy to help you in this regard. When it comes to preserving your teeth and maintaining your appearance, you can’t go wrong having tooth colored fillings installed at Two Rivers Dentistry.