Four Good Reasons to Replace Metal Fillings

can metal fillings be replacedThe Woodlands and Houston, TX

There are a number of reasons you may consider replacing older metal fillings with new tooth colored options.

Four of the most common are:

  • Metal fillings detract from the appearance of your smile
  • Metal fillings can come loose and fall out
  • Metal fillings can crack or break teeth
  • Metal fillings may pose health risks, particularly for children

While there is some debate over potential toxins released by amalgam fillings, evidence is sufficient enough to have prompted the ADA to warn against their use in pregnant women and children. The Woodlands dentist Dr. Scott Young extends this protection to all of our patients.

Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth colored fillings are shaded to fit seamlessly into your smile, helping to ensure aesthetic continuity and natural-looking results. More importantly, these non-toxic alternatives to metal offer a stronger and more reliable solution for treating decay.

Tooth colored fillings are bonded to the tooth’s surface, preventing them from coming loose or falling out. Bonding ceramic materials also helps strengthen teeth, reducing risks of their breaking. These and other unique advantages of tooth colored fillings can be discussed in greater detail during your next appointment with Dr. Young.

To learn more about the benefits of tooth colored fillings, please contact The Woodlands Premier Dentistry today.

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By |February 27th, 2015|Oral Health|