For hundreds of years, dental fillings have been used to fill in cavities and repair broken, cracked, and worn teeth. These fillings were usually amalgam, or metal fillings. Amalgam is a combination of metals such as silvery, mercury, tin and copper.
Mercury Fillings Are A Sore Subject
Recently, the safety of metal fillings in particular have been called into question. Specifically, the toxicity of the mercury content and potential mercury poisoning has provoked questions and discussion.
As a result, triggered the development of metal free, tooth colored fillings!
Worry Free Dentistry In 89148
At Smiles for Life Family Dentistry, all restorations made in our office are metal-free. Although some practices may promote silver-mercury amalgam fillings and metal core crowns, these restorations can appear unsightly and unnatural, and have been linked with risks such as allergic reactions to metal, discoloration of the smile, and inflammation.
A Clear Alternative To Silver Fillings
With natural looking composite resin fillings and porcelain crowns, we eliminate the risks and concerns associated with metal restorations. Not only do tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin have an aesthetic advantage, but when made with our advanced bonding techniques, they can last longer, too.
What Are Composite Fillings?
A composite tooth filling is typically a combination of powdered glass and acrylic resin. These fillings can be matched to the exact color of your adjacent teeth for a seamless smile that restores your confidence! They reduce the risk of damage to your tooth nerve, prevent tooth loss, and allow for easy brushing and flossing.
Affordability: They are one of the easiest and most affordable ways to restore and protect your teeth.
Reduced Tooth Sensitivity: Unlike metal fillings composite fillings do not conduct heat or become heat sensitive.
Durability: Since the fillings are bonded directly to your enamel, they strengthened your weakened tooth.
Minimally Invasive: Since a minimal amount of enamel needs to be removed to accommodate a filling compared to a dental crown or similar restoration, you can preserve more of your original tooth structure.
Longer Lasting Composite Fillings
With our incredible CEREC technology, you can enjoy the benefits of porcelain fillings! CEREC is a state-of-the-art system that creates stunning tooth restorations in a single visit. You can walk in with a cavity and out with a durable, long-lasting filling that completes your natural, radiant smile. No one but your dentist will ever know that the filling is there!
And, if you are in need of a dental crown, our CEREC Porcelain crowns have a significantly higher bond strength compared to traditional lab-made Porcelain/Metal (PFM) crowns that have a metal core. Eliminating metal also eliminates allergic reactions many patients have to the nickel in these restorations which causes discoloration and inflammation.
Smiles for Life Family Dentistry
As your local family dentist in Southwest Las Vegas, we encourage patients to ask questions to learn more about safe dental care for their family.
In our approach to dentistry, we believe patients of all ages should have access to comprehensive, long-lasting solutions for their dental health. With metal-free fillings, we help our patients eliminate doubt and enjoy good dental health!
Call us today at (702) 795-2273 to schedule an appointment, or visit our office just across the street from IKEA at 8930 W Sunset Rd #190, Las Vegas, NV 89148.