Upgrade Old Fillings for a Metal-Free Mouth

Have you ever noticed a bright smile, only to be distracted by black fillings in the person’s back teeth? Unfortunately, if you have traditional fillings, others have probably noticed them on you, as well.
With advanced dental technology as available as it is, there is no reason for unsightly fillings to draw attention away from your smile. Traditional, amalgam fillings are a thing of the past at Grinnell Street Dental. We only use fillings and restorations made from natural composite resin and top-of-the-line porcelain.
Cosmetically, replacing your dark, metal fillings with composite fillings is like giving new life to your smile. Composite fillings are tooth-colored, so they blend right in with your natural tooth structure. You will no longer have to worry about flashing a big, toothy grin because your restorations will be completely natural looking and unnoticeable.
There may be another reason to consider replacing your old-fashioned fillings, as well. If you had fillings placed when you were younger, it is likely that these amalgam fillings have started to deteriorate. These fillings are made from a combination of mercury, copper, zinc, silver, and a few other materials, and it has been debated that they are harmful to your health. If your fillings have deteriorated, it is possible that they have begun to leak, potentially causing further decay to the tooth underneath.
Replacing your fillings is a simple procedure. We will remove what’s left of your amalgam filling, clean the area, and place the composite filling. These fillings are as durable as natural teeth, so you will not need to worry about the filling wearing down from the normal stress and pressure your teeth endure every day.
If you’re ready to upgrade your old-fashioned fillings for a metal-free mouth, please call our office in Sheridan, Wyoming at (307) 672-7567.