Did you know biocompatible, metal-free restorations can replace those old silver fillings? Whether you need tooth restoration or replacement of old metal fillings, we offer a variety of non-metal restorations solutions at our Longmont cosmetic dentistry office. These “white” fillings are created with composite resin that is biocompatible so you can have a brighter, more aesthetic smile.
In the past, dental patients were told repairing teeth with white fillings was simply a cosmetic procedure and had no practical purposes. This philosophy is now out of date. Modern technologies in dental adhesion, lasers, resins, and high-end ceramics allow us to use porcelain restorations that closely resemble a tooth’s natural function, strength, wear, and appearance. Sixteen-year studies have proven that proper techniques and quality materials allow dentists to bond teeth back together restoring their natural integrity, bypassing the need for full-coverage crowns.
The reasons for selecting a metal-free filling are very compelling: strength, appearance and safety. Dr. Rogge elects to practice mercury-free dentistry because of these modern-day material innovations. Outdated metal fillings negatively affect the appearance of teeth and even damage the interior portion they’re meant to protect.
At Artistic Smiles, we recommend metal-free fillings over amalgam fillings, and if you’d like to learn more, be sure to contact us and set up an appointment.