A Filling To Match Your Natural Teeth
Repairing decay damage is the most common restorative procedure performed by dentists. Don’t you want your dentist to use the most up-to-date materials available on your teeth?
Silver amalgam or mercury fillings were the material of choice for decades. Now, we use composite resin (white fillings) in almost every case.
Recognized as safer and more attractive, white fillings offer a better alternative to dentistry of the past. Our gentle techniques and state-of-the-art materials help our patients maintain healthy, natural smiles.
White Fillings Mimic Natural Esthetics
Compared to silver (amalgam) or gold fillings, white fillings are more pleasing to the eye and will let you smile with confidence. Silver amalgam fillings can eventually seep, stain, and tint the tooth enamel to a light gray hue, making filled teeth look dark or even black.
We shade-match our composite resin to seamlessly blend with your enamel so your white fillings look natural. Additionally, composite resin will not alter surrounding tooth enamel over time.
Check out our smile gallery to see actual results achieved in our office.
Be Kind to Your Natural Tooth
During the filling procedure, the dentist must remove the decayed tooth to prevent bacteria from spreading to and penetrating underlying layers of the tooth. Silver amalgam fillings require more enamel removal, which can weaken the tooth that remains. Also, with time, amalgam fillings expand and often lead to cracks or breaks in the back teeth as the filling material spreads out.
The composite resin fillings used at Belpre Dental Studio require minimal enamel removal, allowing the tooth to maintain maximal strength and structural integrity.
Composite fillings consist of a combination of non-toxic resins and ceramic, so they’re durable and safe. Since silver amalgam is a metal alloy mixture, it places anyone with a metal allergy at risk. Amalgam fillings also contain mercury, a material that has in recent years been scrutinized and highly speculated to cause systemic issues in some people.
At Belpre Dental Studio, we provide our patients with the latest in dentistry and avoid the potential risks associated with metal/mercury fillings.
Concerned You Have A Cavity? Looking to Replace Old Metal Fillings?
Thanks to gentle techniques and esthetically pleasing composite resin, cavity repair has never been easier or more natural looking.