In the past (and in many dental offices still today) the use of metal amalgam to fill cavities was quite commonplace – in fact, it was the only way we could fill cavities and stop decay. Thankfully, today at Grinview Smiles, we use a safe and natural looking tooth colored resin that blends in with your natural teeth for a seamless smile.
Today, there is little debate that mercury is toxic to the human body – even in the small amount found in metal fillings. There have been countless cases of chronic health problems and toxicity caused by mercury fillings. Not only are metal fillings potentially dangerous to your health, but they are also unstable – they tend to expand and contract with changes in temperature, which can cause them to crack, and come detached from the tooth leaving space for bacteria and decay to enter.
Thankfully, dentistry has come a long way in recent years, and this is an exciting time to be in the industry. We’ve moved away from the use of metal for fillings and other restorations like inlays, onlays, and crowns, and have discovered a safer, more durable, and more natural looking alternative. Tooth colored resin is completely harmless to the human body, and is more stable with temperature changes and regular wear and tear than metal. What’s the best part? No more glaring metal reminder of dental work every time you open your mouth. Now that’s something to smile about!
If you’re looking for a dentist to provide safe and effective fillings to treat and prevent further tooth decay, you’ve come to the right place. If you have any questions about tooth colored fillings or would like to schedule an appointment with your Grandview dentist – Dr. Michael Grier at Grinview Smiles – give us a call today at (817) 653-8881.