Tooth-Colored Fillings in Jupiter, FL
When you get cavities back in the day, dentists replaced decayed tissue with metal fillings. These are not only ugly, but they can also be hazardous. At Jupiter Dentistry, Dr. Jessica Wyatt and Dr. Jay Ajmo use only tooth-colored fillings, which are safe and look incredibly natural.
It’s common for patients in Jupiter to come to us to replace old metal fillings with newer tooth-colored ones. They do this for health concerns and to make their smile look more authentic as if they never needed dental work.
We encourage you to learn more about the treatment by scheduling your consultation. We look forward to meeting you!
Tooth Decay, Fillings, And Replacing Amalgam
Tooth decay is a bacterial infection that corrupts the different tissues that make up our teeth. When you have a cavity, your dentist must remove the affected tissue before it spreads. Rather than leaving holes in your teeth, we use a material to fill in the spaces.
Before alternative resins became available and popular, it was common for dentists to use mercury- and silver-based fillings. These helped strengthen the decayed tooth, but they didn’t look so hot. It turned out that they could also be poisonous, especially to patients with sensitivity to mercury.
At Jupiter Dentistry, Dr. Jessica Wyatt and Dr. Ajmo don’t use toxic materials for your teeth. Your safety and wellbeing are our number one concern.
We use a tooth-colored resin that is almost instantly set using a special light, which keeps your teeth strong and durable. Their aesthetic comes from our ability to individualize the resin’s color to match the adjacent teeth, ensuring that the results are stunningly seamless.
The benefits of tooth-colored fillings include:
- Preserves more of the natural tooth.
Amalgam fillings tend to be a little more inexpensive than white fillings, but any price advantage dwindles and disappears when factoring in longevity. Furthermore, there is absolutely no price you can place on your health, so why accept the risks of poisoning from mercury-based dental fillings?
Am I a Candidate?
If you have old metal fillings that you would like replaced, we invite you to a consultation. Properly placed tooth-colored fillings can completely change your smile’s appearance, making it brighter, rejuvenated, and more attractive.
Of course, should you come in for a cleaning and we find a cavity, we only use safe tooth-colored fillings to replace decayed tissue.