A Holistic Way to Fill Cavities
Tooth decay, the cause of cavities and the most common chronic dental health issue, causes irreversible damage to your healthy tooth structure. Therefore, when treating a cavity, the material you fill it with must be able to simultaneously protect the tooth from further infection and restore its ability to function properly. With a strong emphasis on providing holistic, biocompatible dental procedures, your North Hollywood, CA, dentist offers tooth-colored fillings made from BPA-free acrylic and quartz-like particles. Unlike their older metal counterparts, tooth-colored fillings not only blend in naturally with the appearance of your teeth, but also contain no potentially toxic materials, such as mercury.
How Mercury-Free Fillings Work
Mercury-free tooth fillings are referred to as tooth-colored because the resin can be tinted to the specific color and shade of your teeth. However, the resin used for mercury-free fillings isn’t just esthetically pleasing; it also possesses an unmatched ability to bond to your tooth structure. This means tooth-colored fillings can often provide better protection for your exposed tooth structure against harmful bacteria in the future. It also means the resin creates a highly durable restoration that can withstand most levels of bite pressure, making tooth-colored fillings comparable to metal fillings in strength and reliability. In addition, other benefits of tooth-colored fillings include:
- Reduced risk of filling failure
- Reduced risk of needing endodontic treatment
- Improved confidence in your smile
- Less friction on opposing teeth
- Greener dentistry practices
- And more
More About Holistic, Tooth-Colored Fillings
While metal fillings have long been a reliable tooth filling material, today’s tooth-colored restorations offer a more esthetically pleasing and mercury-free solution. To learn more, schedule a consultation with your North Hollywood, CA, dentist by calling Modern Smiles today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.