Dental fillings are used for restoration of teeth that have been damaged by cavities and decay. The office of Pompano Family Dental offers tooth-colored, metal free fillings that are an aesthetically pleasing and safe way of restoring the health and beauty of your smile. We carefully match the color of your fillings to your natural teeth color to give you white fillings that are virtually invisible. We also work to replace your existing silver fillings with metal free ones to give you a silver-free smile.
Composite fillings offer a number of benefits over silver amalgam fillings, which contain mercury and are considered toxic:
- As compared to silver fillings that weaken the teeth since they expand and contract upon being exposed to temperature variations, composite fillings actually add to the strength of the tooth.
- Composite fillings are a more conservative restoration option as compared to silver fillings as much less of the natural tooth structure has to be removed in order to place white fillings.
- Composite fillings improve the health of teeth without affecting their appearance, as against silver fillings which give the teeth a dark appearance.
- The post-treatment sensitivity and pain associated with the use of composite materials is much less than in the case of silver fillings.
The process of placing composite fillings on the teeth
First, the tooth is cleaned and any decay and infection are removed. If you have old silver fillings that need to be replaced, we will remove the amalgam filling, and clean out any underlying debris or damage. Once the tooth has been prepared, the filling material is placed into the tooth and allowed to dry. The tooth is then polished to give it a natural looking finish.
For more information about tooth restoration using metal free fillings, please contact our office for a consultation. Call us at (954) 526-1927.