In previous years, teeth were filled and restored with a mixture of mercury and other metals. However, these days, teeth fillings and restorations are performed using more natural-looking tooth colored materials. These tooth colored fillings and restorations look and react like natural teeth, making them a better alternative to metal fillings and restorations.
At Wainright & Wassel DDS, we are pleased to offer tooth colored fillings and restorations in our Raleigh office. We do not use any mercury in these fillings and restorations because of its potential hazards. Our materials are completely free of mercury and look wonderful.
Advantages of Tooth Colored Fillings and Restorations
Tooth colored fillings and restorations offer a variety of advantages. In addition to containing no mercury, tooth colored fillings and restorations bond directly to the surface of the teeth, offering a level of stability that metal fillings cannot provide.
Tooth colored fillings and restorations are also more aesthetically appealing than metal ones that are obvious and can tint the teeth and give them a grayish appearance. Also, tooth colored fillings and restorations are incredibly durable because they are not affected by temperature changes.
Lastly, tooth colored filling and restorations typically only require one visit to our office. If you need a tooth colored filling or restoration, you can expect for us fill and seal your teeth in a single appointment to prevent further decay.
Caring for Tooth Colored Fillings and Restorations
You should care for tooth colored fillings and restorations the same way you would for metal ones. By regularly brushing and flossing your teeth and visiting our office every 6-months, you can ensure that your fillings and restorations last for as long as possible. Our dentists will let you know when there is a need for a repair or replacement.
Schedule an Appointment at Wainright & Wassel DDS Today
If you believe you could benefit from tooth colored fillings and restorations, you should schedule an appointment at our office today. Call us at 919-847-1322 or fill out an online appointment request.