After an initial examination, we offer treatment for any cavities that need filling. We also offer restorations for older fillings that may need replacement. If you have silver fillings from previous dental care, you may have encountered issues with weaker tooth structures (resulting in further damage to the tooth) or problems with the silver showing visibly when you smile or talk. For both the strength and aesthetic appearance of your teeth, we offer composite tooth colored restorations to create fillings that are not only beautiful (and virtually unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. New bonding technologies ensure that these fillings are strong and long-lasting.
Silver fillings may cause the following problems:
You may have experienced problems related to your older silver fillings as the edges wear down, weaken, or break. Over time, the metal of a silver filling will expand, contract, and can split. All of these changes in the shape of a silver amalgam filling mean that there are opportunities for cavities to reemerge. In addition, silver fillings can leak and cause stains to the teeth and gums. Cocoa Beach Family Dentistry can address these issues by safely replacing your silver fillings with tooth-colored restorations.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
To address any new cavities you experience, we will use composite fillings with strong resin bonding to fill cavities and protect your teeth from any further damage. The resin wears like natural teeth, which is healthier for the long-term health of your gums.
To restore the tooth after damage caused by silver fillings, Drs. David Ross and Erin Kahlon can also place composite fillings. These are customized to match the color of your teeth and bonded over the original tooth to create a tight, superior fit. Even when part of a tooth has been lost, composite can restore the strength and structure of your tooth!
The result is a stronger tooth and more beautiful smile!