Not only does treating cavities protect your teeth from future harm, but they can also restore the beauty, function, and comfort back to your smile. Whether you have tooth sensitivity, cracked teeth, unsightly decay, or fillings that don’t match your teeth, composite fillings can help restore your teeth. Not only are tooth-colored fillings inexpensive, but they are also a quick way to repair your teeth with a natural-looking solution. Although ceramic inlays are stronger, they are more expensive. When you choose a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Chris Hill to restore your teeth, you can expect to have beautiful, functional, and durable white fillings.
If you have a cavity that needs filling or other tooth decay problems, contact Smile On Dental Studio in St. Louis to make an appointment for dental fillings. Please call (314) 678-7876 today for an appointment.
For hundreds of years, various metals have been used to restore damaged teeth. No other materials compared to the strength and durability of metals. But metals like gold that worked best were expensive. So people developed amalgam fillings, which used a mixture of cheaper metals, bound together by mercury. This created a paste that dentists could jam into a cavity.
At Smile On Dental Studio in St. Louis, we are highly committed to restoring teeth with only metal-free options as often as possible. We believe it’s important to eliminate the use of amalgam to make dentistry healthier for the patient and for the dentist. Although amalgam has been used in dentistry for years, it actually contains mercury. Although most studies conclude that amalgam fillings are safe to use, there still remain some concerns about the mercury content.
Healthier alternatives to amalgam include life-life and durable porcelains. These can be used in dental fillings as well as other restorations. They look more realistic because they replicate the tooth structure they replace. This also means less stress and cracking of the remaining tooth. Your teeth will look perfectly natural.
We are committed to your well-being which is why we only use certain materials. At Smile On Dental Studio, we want your teeth to be healthy, strong and beautiful!