Many of us grew up with silver amalgam fillings. While it’s true that the traditional silver amalgam filling material is quite strong and durable, it did have some drawbacks. Fortunately, dental patients today have the option of tooth-colored fillings. We are pleased to provide this service to our patients from throughout the Bulverde, Spring Branch, Timberwood Park, Canyon Lake, and San Marcos, TX areas.
Why You Should Choose Bulverde North Family Dental for Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Dr. Frei has years of experience in providing patients with tooth-colored fillings
- Tooth-colored fillings are just that – tooth-colored! This means they’re much less obvious than the old-fashioned silver fillings
- Unlike silver amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings won’t change color over time
What You Should Know about Tooth-Colored Fillings
For many years, dentists relied on silver amalgam as a filling material. Although amalgam is quite strong and durable, it changes color over time. In fact, after several years, silver amalgam can actually look almost black in color. In addition, some patients have concern about the low levels of mercury that are present in the silver amalgam material, although that has never been shown to have adverse health effects on dental patients.
For those reasons, tooth-colored fillings are a very popular choice for many dental patients. Similar to silver amalgam, the composite material used for tooth-colored fillings is extremely strong and durable. Your dentist can create the composite material to very closely match the shade of your regular teeth. And, unlike silver amalgam, tooth-colored fillings won’t change color as the years go by.
As is the case with all fillings, tooth-colored fillings should last for many, many years. However, at some point in the future they may need to be replaced.
Contact Our Spring Branch Office Today
For more information about tooth-colored fillings, or to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, contact our Spring Branch office today. We’re pleased to serve patients from throughout the Bulverde, Spring Branch, Timberwood Park, Canyon Lake, and San Marcos, TX areas.