Tooth Colored  Fillings: "Mercury Free"

Composite Fillings

 

What are composite fillings?

These are tooth-colored fillings that can be closely matched to the color of your existing teeth. They are particularly well suited for use in front teeth or visible parts of teeth and are one of the best ways to improve the health and beauty of your smile.

Reasons for composite fillings

  • Chipped teeth.

  • Closing space between two teeth.

  • Cracked or broken teeth.

  • Decayed teeth.

  • Worn teeth.

Why does your office NOT use silver (mercury based) fillings?

·       To place silver fillings, additional and healthy tooth structure needs to be removed

·       It was the standard of care in the 19th century

·       Silver fillings never truly seal the tooth

·       They have a high rate of reoccurring decay

How are composite fillings placed?

·       Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment.  While the tooth is numb, Dr. Mostofi will remove decay as needed.  The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed.  If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection.  The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

·       It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.

What are composite fillings?

These are tooth-colored fillings that can be closely matched to the color of your existing teeth. They are particularly well suited for use in front teeth or visible parts of teeth and are one of the best ways to improve the health and beauty of your smile.

Reasons for composite fillings

  • Chipped teeth.

  • Closing space between two teeth.

  • Cracked or broken teeth.

  • Decayed teeth.

  • Worn teeth.

Why does your office NOT use silver (mercury based) fillings?

·       To place silver fillings, additional and healthy tooth structure needs to be removed

·       It was the standard of care in the 19th century

·       Silver fillings never truly seal the tooth

·       They have a high rate of reoccurring decay

How are composite fillings placed?

·       Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment.  While the tooth is numb, Dr. Mostofi will remove decay as needed.  The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed.  If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection.  The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

·       It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.