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4 Reasons to Update Your Metal Fillings to White Fillings

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The latest trends and research support the move to replace metal fillings with white ones. Your metal fillings have served you well for years – why replace them now? Four reasons have convinced countless patients to upgrade their smile this way.

1.  White fillings are more aesthetic than metal ones.

White fillings are easily adjusted to match any tooth color. Say goodbye to the days of showing off ugly dark fillings every time you laugh or yawn! White fillings are especially ideal for the front teeth that show when you smile. You can have a whiter and more youthful looking smile thanks to tooth-colored fillings.

2.  White fillings are conservative.

Metal fillings require that a good deal of tooth structure is removed to anchor them in place. White fillings bond chemically with a tooth. This bond means that the filling doesn’t have to remove too much more tooth structure when it’s placed. This neat and efficient job also reduces the chances of small leaks and fractures developing at the edges of the fillings over time.

3.  White fillings are mercury-free.

Many patients that the mercury content in metal fillings could affect their health after years of exposure. White fillings have no mercury, so updating them can give you some peace of mind.

4.  Aged metal fillings often hide decay.

Old metal fillings almost always hide a little decay underneath. These fillings can create tiny cracks in the tooth over time, which allow bacteria to sneak in. Removing these old fillings, cleaning out the decay underneath, and replacing with strong white fillings give your teeth a fresh start and advanced protection.

Ask your dentist today about making the switch from metal to tooth-colored fillings!

Posted on behalf of :
Prime Dental Care
417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 651-8618

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