When it comes to removing minor decay and restoring the appearance of teeth, dental fillings are the basic procedure for achieving a beautiful and cost-effective result. While most restorative dentists formerly relied on silver (amalgam) teeth fillings for cavities, that is no longer the case. Although silver fillings have proven to be an effective solution for treating tooth decay, they have become less popular over the years and have been replaced by aesthetically pleasing white composite fillings.
Unlike the noticeable silver tooth filling, white tooth fillings are made with a resin material that blends into the tooth so the filling is virtually invisible. In addition to being more attractive, the resin strengthens the teeth and lowers the risk of fractures that occur due to the expansion and contraction properties of silver dental fillings that do not bond to teeth. Because resin bonds to the tooth, it enables the dentist to save more of the natural tooth structure, leaving more of the healthy part of the tooth intact.
Many patients come to Sage Dental to get new composite fillings, as well as to replace amalgam teeth fillings. For cavities that are older, Sage Dental’s dentists can easily replace old silver tooth fillings producing more updated and natural-looking results. The procedure usually requires just one visit to the dentist. Like all treatments performed by Sage Dental, our composite teeth fillings for cavities are an affordable solution. If you do not have dental insurance, ask about the Sage Dental VIP Discount Program where you can save 25 – 50% off all dentistry, including cosmetic and specialty care, without limits! Contact Sage Dental today to schedule your appointment.