Fillings are the most common restoration for teeth damaged by decay or injury in Midland, and advances in technology have revolutionized the materials available to fix your smile. You may have fillings in your mouth from twenty years ago, that your last dentist filled with “silver”. We now know how damaging these metals are, and we are determined to rid our dental patients of the potentially hazardous materials.
If Midland dentist Dr. Bell has said that you need to get fillings, you can rest assured that he uses only the latest in dental technologies. Contact us today and discover how to make non-metal, tooth colored fillings a part of your beautiful smile.
Fillings in the past were made partially of silver and partially of amalgam mercury, which led to a dark and discolored tooth that stood out from the rest of your smile. We are aware of how metal fillings make teeth sensitive to hot and cold in your mouth. These fillings also expanded and contracted with temperature changes, allowing bacteria to enter and cause decay, additionally weakening the tooth and causing possible fractures.
Today, Midland Texas dentist, Dr. Bell uses only the latest technology in tooth colored fillings to create a look that is both healthy and aesthetically pleasing. These metal-free restorations are also known as composite fillings, made from materials that are safer, stronger and more enduring by bonding directly to your tooth, which allows for more of the healthy structure to remain. Here at our Midland office, we can also custom-color the filling so that it blends in even more seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.