Douglas, AZ White Fillings
In years past, you had one option for restoring decayed teeth: silver amalgam fillings.
But nowadays, you have more options when it comes to your dental treatment. White fillings are now the restoration material of choice for many dental patients who want to avoid metal fillings for esthetic reasons or because they’re concerned about the mercury content. While the American Dental Association maintains that amalgams are safe, many people are still uncomfortable with them.
However, Dr. Gilberto Tostado has chosen to exclusively offer white restorations in his practice because they are:
- Conservative; less tooth structure needs to be removed for tooth-colored restorations than for metal ones.
- Esthetic; they blend in seamlessly with the rest of the smile.
- They aren’t subject to corrosion as metal fillings are.
- They bond to the tooth, strengthening the tooth rather than weakening it as amalgam fillings do.
What Are White Fillings?
Made from a composite resin material, tooth-colored restorations are a blend of glass and resin particles that rapidly harden and form a strong bond with the tooth when the material is set with a curing light. These restorations are mercury-free and contain no metals.
Additionally, Dr. Tostado will color your restoration to match the shade of the tooth it’s going into. Once placed, you won’t even notice the filling is there. White restorations can thus make decayed teeth look smooth and whole again.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Across the Border
If you think you need a dental filling or two and are looking for a more conservative or esthetic restorative option than metal fillings, Dr. Tostado can check your teeth and then recommend tooth-colored restorations where indicated.
A prosthodontist located right across the border from Douglas, AZ, Dr. Tostado is a specialist who understands the importance of having a balanced, healthy, and comfortable bite. He can provide you with durable and beautiful tooth-colored restorations to help you achieve a healthier smile.
Request an appointment online or call us if you’d like to plan a consultation.