Tooth fillings are one of the most common procedures in modern dentistry. This restorative process is used to treat tooth decay and repair cracks or fractures in the teeth. A filling (bonding) involves the removal of the defective portion of the tooth, followed by a re-filling of the space with composite material. If you have chipped, decayed, broken, or worn out teeth, you may want to consider aesthetic metal-free bonding.
Options for Filling Materials:
When considering a dental filling, you have several different options. These options include:
- Cast Gold Fillings: These fillings are quite durable but are typically expensive and not visually pleasing.
- Silver Amalgam Fillings: These fillings are common and durable but not aesthetically pleasing or natural looking and are known to discolor neighboring teeth. Silver amalgam fillings can be harmful as they contain toxins such as mercury which can cause reactions. They can also cause fractures in the teeth.
- Composite or Metal-Free Bonding: These fillings are safe, metal-free, and offer a more aesthetically appealing, natural look. The provide a full restoration of tooth shape and function while matching the color of the original tooth. Aesthetic bonding is more affordable to maintain and replace, and can be placed in just one visit.
Replacing Toxic Fillings:
If you are concerned about old silver amalgam fillings you probably want to consider replacing them with composite fillings. No filling is permanent, however, metal-free fillings offer a more natural look without exposing your mouth to harmful toxins. If you are in the Beverly Hills area and are considering replacing your metal fillings with metal-free fillings, visit Dr Rodney Raanan, top cosmetic and restorative dentist in the 90210 zip code.
Why Choose Aesthetic Metal-Free Bonding?
The safest and most cost-effective method of restoring damaged or decaying teeth is aesthetic metal-free bonding. The procedure enhances your smile and its functionality while providing a full restoration of the affected tooth.
When considering restorative dental work in the Beverly Hills area, it is important to choose a qualified restorative dentist. Schedule your appointment with Dr Rodney Raanan, DDS, MMSc today for a healthier and more beautiful smile.