When’s the last time you showed off a filling? Probably never! Well, gone are the days of dark metal fillings to repair cavities. Boerne cosmetic dentist Dr. Luigi Massa offers an attractive alternative: tooth-colored fillings. Made from durable, long-lasting composite resin, white fillings beautifully renew both the form and the function of a damaged tooth.
The Dark Days of Metal Fillings
In the past, amalgam fillings were the treatment of choice to repair a tooth that had sustained a cavity. If you’re over a certain age, you likely have one or more metal fillings. And you probably dislike the way they stand out when you speak or laugh.
Over the last decade, questions have arisen about the safety of metal fillings. While that debate still rages, there’s one thing that everyone can agree on: metal fillings are unattractive and oftentimes unstable.
Into the Light with White Fillings
If you need a filling, Dr. Massa will tint a small amount of composite resin to place in your prepared tooth. Tinting the resin delivers a seamless appearance blurring the line between where your real tooth ends and your filling begins. A composite resin filling is strong and durable, too. It forms an impenetrable bond with your tooth to provide long-term protection.
Unlike metal fillings, composite resin ones aren’t affected by heat or cold. They’ll retain their integrity and won’t crack the way metal fillings can when exposed to temperature fluctuations caused by hot or cold foods and beverages.
Whiten One, Whiten ‘em All!
Dr. Massa can fill your newly decayed tooth with a white filling. He can also replace your old metal fillings with composite resin ones. At your appointment, let the doctor know if this is something you’d like to pursue. Tooth-colored fillings from Boerne TX cosmetic dentist Dr. Massa let the natural beauty of your smile shine through!
Contact Premier Dental Center today to schedule your appointment.