The Woodlands and Houston, TX
Dental fillings become necessary when tooth decay causes cavities. For years, this common oral health issue has been treated by drilling large holes in the impacted tooth into which metal filling material could be packed. Unfortunately, while metal fillings can, indeed, temporarily prevent further decay, they are far from an ideal way to address cavities.
Why Tooth Colored Fillings are Superior
Tooth colored fillings are shaded to match your teeth, making them more aesthetically pleasing than their metal alternatives. In addition, white and porcelain fillings are bonded to the surface of the tooth, not packed into a large hole like metal fillings. This enables these fillings to preserve more of your natural tooth while also preventing them from coming lose or falling out.
Metal fillings expand and contract with temperature changes in the mouth. Over time, metal fillings can crack the teeth they are intended to protect or simply fall out altogether. Not only are tooth colored fillings bonded to teeth to prevent falling out, they are not impacted by temperature fluctuations, allowing them to stay in place for a lifetime.
To learn more about replacing metal fillings with safer, more effective tooth colored options, please contact our experienced Houston cosmetic dentist today. Premier Dentistry serves patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Spring, and Conroe, Texas.