Dental fillings and repairs use restorative materials to repair teeth which have been compromised due to cavities (decay) or trauma. When considering tooth fillings, one of the options available that Bella Smiles Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Sugar Land, TX offers is composite fillings which are made from durable plastics that are similar in color to natural teeth. Because the composite fillings are tooth-colored, they look more natural and are less noticeable compared to other types of fillings.
Amalgam is another type of dental material used for fillings and is made up of a mixture of various metals that gives it its silver appearance. In the past, amalgam fillings were a popular type of filling due to their durability; however, these fillings contain mercury, a material known to cause health problems in children and adults. But fortunately, because of advances in dentistry, dentists and patients now have the option of choosing the safe, more aesthetically pleasing composite filling instead.
At Bella Smiles Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Sugar Land, TX, we care about the safety and health of our patients, and for that reason offer safe, mercury-free composite fillings. Book an appointment with our office today to restore your smile with dental fillings, and have them look and feel healthy and beautiful once again!