Even when you brush and floss every day and visit the dentist twice a year for your regularly scheduled cleanings and exams, it's possible to develop a cavity from time to time. It's crucial that you repair tooth decay as soon as possible. This will help you avoid much more serious oral health issues later on.
At boca Dental & Braces, we offer the finest quality dental filling materials to repair tooth decay. This ensures that your filling restores the health and function of your tooth while also delivering beautiful results.
If you have a cavity that needs to be repaired or if you simply need to schedule a dental exam and cleaning, please call 702-456-0005 today to schedule an appointment at our Las Vegas office.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Dr. Dannels uses tooth-colored fillings with all of his patients. These fillings are made of either ceramic or a composite resin material that blends in with your natural tooth for a beautiful result. Unlike metal fillings which can mar your smile, tooth-colored fillings are undetectable to others.
In addition to providing beautiful aesthetics, tooth-colored fillings offer several other important benefits compared with metal amalgam fillings:
- Tooth-colored fillings don't expand and contract due to temperature changes. This eliminates the risk of tooth fracture that is common when metal fillings expand.
- Tooth-colored fillings provide results that are more durable, longer lasting and more effectively maintain the health and strength of your tooth.
- Tooth-colored fillings are mercury free. There is considerable debate among the dental community regarding whether metal amalgam fillings increase your risk of illness and injury due to mercury toxicity. These risks are eliminated entirely by using tooth-colored fillings.
- Tooth-colored fillings conserve more of your natural tooth structure than metal amalgam fillings.
Replacing Old Metal Fillings with Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you have old metal fillings, Dr. Dannels can replace them with tooth-colored fillings. This will not only improve the appearance of your smile, but it will also provide you with a more durable filling that significantly reduces your risk of tooth fracture. Replacing your old metal fillings will also ensure that you aren't exposed to the health risks associated with mercury toxicity.
If you think you may have a cavity and would like to schedule a dental exam, please contact boca Dental & Braces using the form on this page or call 702-456-0005 today. We serve patients in Las Vegas, Henderson and throughout Clark County, Nevada.