Many people who have metal fillings want to replace them with fillings made of composite materials that closely match the color of the teeth. Our experienced Charleston cosmetic dentist, John F. Rink, DDS, will carefully evaluate the condition of your teeth and fillings and advise you on the benefits of replacing your metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings. Dr. Rink is a skilled cosmetic dentist who has the experience and training to achieve the attractive results you want.
Patients choose to replace their old metal fillings with composite materials for a variety of reasons. The most common include:
Although tooth-colored fillings are the more popular choice at our practice, metal fillings do offer several benefits. Metal fillings are
However, metal fillings are associated with several disadvantages, including:
The development of tooth-colored fillings represented a major advance in the cosmetic dental field. The durable composite material comes in a range of tooth-colored shades that can be carefully selected to blend in with patients' teeth. The most notable benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that the composite material looks so natural that others cannot tell that you have had any restorative dental work. Composite fillings are also considered to be a more conservative dental treatment; a smaller portion of the natural tooth is removed when patients have their cavity filled with composite rather than metal materials.
There are some disadvantages of tooth-colored fillings when compared to their metal counterparts. Tooth-colored fillings
The experts at our Charleston restorative dentistry practice are dedicated to helping our patients feel and look better. This may include removing metal fillings and replacing them with tooth-colored fillings. However, this decision must be made in consultation with an experienced cosmetic dentist. If you are considering replacing your metal fillings, we encourage you to contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation and learn about your options.