Do you remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first dental filling? When you opened your mouth to laugh or yawn, all anyone could see were your pearly whites. Then came cavities and silver fillings. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we can make those telltale fillings vanish.
Well, maybe not vanish. They serve a purpose, after all. If you are like most of us, you started developing cavities fairly young and started receiving the ubiquitous silver amalgam fillings. As the years passed, two fillings became three. Then three fillings may have become four. Now when you open wide—others see a mouthful of metal.
Fortunately, people with silver amalgam fillings can regain the smile of their youth. The replacement of silver fillings with composite tooth-colored fillings is a relatively inexpensive cosmetic dental procedure that can transform a smile as dramatically as more extensive cosmetic dental treatment.
Composite fillings are fabricated with a mixture of glass or quartz and resin which results in a natural tooth-colored material. They are quite durable when bonded to the tooth with adhesive.