Tooth-Colored Fillings Available in Ridgecrest, CA
Do you need to have a cavity filled? Are you hesitant to have a silver, shiny tooth? Get a filling you don’t have to worry about. The Dentist House is proud to offer tooth-colored fillings in our office.
Tooth-colored fillings are used to fill in cavities that form in your mouth due to dental decay. Cavities typically start out as a small, pin-size hole in your tooth. When the decay is not caught in time, the cavity will continue to grow and become much larger. When we detect this decay, we will recommend a dental filling to stop the cavity from continuing to grow.
Amalgam fillings were traditionally used to fill cavities in teeth. These are the type of fillings you are probably used to seeing. Although amalgam fillings are the most recognizable, they are being weeded out of dentist offices. The Dentist House is proud to say that we are 100% amalgam free.
Amalgam fillings have raised questions in the dental industry due to their mercury content. Many patients are unaware of the fact that amalgam fillings contain as much as 50% mercury. The rest of the filling is made up of other materials including silver, tin, and other metals.
According to the American Dental Association, amalgam fillings are safe. So, if you have them in your smile, there’s no need to panic! However, you will not receive any more amalgam fillings from our office.
Tooth-Colored Fillings: What Are They?
Tooth-colored fillings are made up of a composite resin that contains plastic and glass. The tooth-colored filling itself is strong and can withstand chewing, talking, and normal wear. These fillings are comparable to metal fillings without the risk.
Why Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings offer many benefits including the following:
- They are comfortable
- They blend in with your tooth’s color
- They act like natural tooth enamel
- They last a lifetime
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you know you are in need of a dental filling or you want to have your old amalgam fillings replaced, give The Dentist House a call today.
When you come in for your consultation, we will provide you with the information you need to make the best decision about your dental care. Your visit with us will not only be informative, but you will be comfortable and relaxed the entire time. We only focus on you, and Dr. Mamaliger provides one-on-one consultations.
If you are ready to schedule an appointment, give us a call today at 760-657-4049. You can also fill out our convenient appointment form online, and one of our team members will give you a call with your appointment’s date and time.