When it comes to dental decay, composite resin fillings are quickly becoming the new standard for treatment. This is because, unlike traditional silver fillings, or silver amalgam fillings, the composite resin is tooth-colored and blends in with the natural teeth. This makes them much less noticeable and can even improve the appearance of your smile! If you are considering your options for treating tooth decay, Dr. Yvonne Szyperski and her team at North Bay Smiles in Petaluma, California, may recommend the placement of composite resin fillings instead of silver amalgam used at other dental practices.
Why choose composite resin fillings for cavities?
The tooth-colored composite resin used for fillings today contains a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles that match the tooth enamel color. This makes them virtually invisible in the mouth, allowing for cavities to be filled without the look of dental work. These fillings also bond better to the tooth structure, allowing less removal of natural, healthy tooth structure to place them. In addition, these fillings do not expand and contract with temperature changes as previous materials such as amalgam do, preventing fractures in teeth and reducing the risk of infection due to the infiltration of bacteria in the spaces left behind. Our team also uses newer adhesives that keep the filling in place without damaging healthy parts of the tooth.
Is there a dentist near me that offers tooth-colored fillings?
Many dentists in the area of Petaluma, California, still use silver amalgam fillings, knowing that they have certain risks associated with them. This is why the team at North Bay Smiles is pleased to provide an alternative that is safer, long-lasting, and natural in appearance. The cost of this filling is also similar in cost to traditional silver amalgam while remaining superior.
Enhance your smile and repair areas of decay with North Bay Smiles
If you reside in or around the area of Petaluma, CA, and are interested in working with an experienced dentist who provides composite resin fillings for patients with decay, call the office at (707) 306-8001 to request an appointment. The office is located at 1580 East Washington Street in Suite 101 and accepts new patients with or without insurance..
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