Composite fillings are today's modern filling choice. They are made to match your tooth's natural color to make them virtually invisible to notice and are placed onto the tooth by bonding the filling material to the tooth so they do not have the unlikely chance of falling off. Many patients choose to replace their old silver and gold fillings with composite fillings.
- Beautiful in appearance
- Completed in a single visit
- No filling leaks
- Less chance of tooth cracking
Tooth-colored fillings have various advantages over metal fillings. Tooth-colored fillings look better, especially in visible mouth areas. Tooth-colored fillings require less drilling of the tooth structure, which can help to preserve more of the natural tooth.
Replacing Old Silver Or Gold Amalgam Fillings
Locascio Family Dentistry specializes in beautiful cosmetic dentistry. Metal fillings are often thought of as an eyesore especially with the front teeth that are visible to everyone when you smile. We are able to remove those old metal fillings and replace them with today's white fillings which are nearly identical in color to the teeth that they are in.
Virtually everyone is a candidate to have metal fillings replaced with natural-looking white fillings. Request an appointment online or call our office directly at (916) 683-4333 to discuss replacing your old metal fillings with white ones.
Strong and Natural Looking
White fillings are made from a high-strength composite resin that can be easily color-matched to your natural tooth making it nearly invisible to you and anyone else. Unlike silver and gold fillings, composite tooth-colored fillings actually bond to the tooth which means they support the surrounding tooth structure, which helps to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes. You are much less likely to have a composite filling fall out which is a common issue with metal fillings.
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For patients who experience anxiety or fear when undergoing dental procedures, ask Dr. Locascio about sedation. Dental sedation helps patients relax during procedures. It can reduce anxiety and discomfort, make the procedure easier for the dentist, and allow patients to get needed dental care they may have avoided due to fear or anxiety. It can also be helpful for patients who have a strong gag reflex or who need to undergo longer or more complex dental procedures.