Call DNA Dental for the Best Tooth-Colored & Metal-Free Fillings in Dallas, Texas
Tooth-colored fillings are worth a big smile. Contact DNA Dental Dallas: Dr. Darya Timin today at (214)-295-9270 to learn more about perfectly matched tooth-colored fillings in DFW.
Fillings and Tooth Restoration at DNA Dental Dallas in DFW
The best way to prevent tooth decay and cavities is to practice proper at-home oral hygiene and schedule routine teeth cleaning and dental examination twice per year with DNA Dental Dallas in DFW. However, despite the best preventive measures, it is not uncommon for people to develop cavities by the time they reach adulthood. Dental fillings are the best restorative solution for teeth compromised by decay.
Fortunately, Dr. Darya Timin, the owner and founder of DNA Dental Dallas, only works with biocompatible tooth-colored, metal-free fillings. Even better, her expertise in restorative and cosmetic dentistry ensures a well-integrated, beautiful result that matches the surrounding tooth enamel.
How do Tooth-Colored Fillings Differ from Metal Fillings?
A tooth-colored filling has the same function as its silver equivalent: fill a cavity caused by tooth decay. However, this is where the similarities end. Silver amalgam was the primary material for dental fillings for over 200-years. These fillings were effective and had reasonable longevity. However, silver amalgam alloy consists of several metals- despite its silver appearance- including small amounts of mercury.
In addition to the inherent health risks of embedding mercury into the body, metal amalgam expands and contracts in response to heat and cold. This feature weakens the tooth and filling over time, making room for further tooth decay.
A tooth-colored filling, in contrast, is made of a resilient porcelain and resin composite. Composite resin fillings bond to the surface of the tooth, adding reinforcement. A tooth-colored resin composite filling dries in minutes, compared to silver amalgam fillings, which take hours to dry. An obvious advantage to tooth-colored fillings is their color – they are invisible.
Side-by-side studies show that tooth-colored composite resin fillings last as long as silver amalgam, without the health risks and tooth degradation caused by metal fillings.
The Process of Filling Your Tooth with Composite Resin at DNA Dental Dallas
Your dentist at DNA Dental Dallas will select the best shade of composite to match the surrounding teeth. The next step is to locate and remove the tooth decay. Before starting this procedure, your DNA Dental professional numbs the affected area with a local anesthetic. Once the numbing has taken effect, the dentist removes the tooth decay from the cavity. The site is then thoroughly cleaned and disinfected in preparation for the filling.
A bonding solution is applied to the tooth’s surface to fill the cavity, followed by layers of composite resin. A special UV light hardens each layer. Your DNA Dental professional molds and sculpts the composite resin filling to match the natural contour of the tooth. When satisfied with the result, the dentist hardens the final layer of the composite resin with UV light and polishes it. The result is a healthy-looking, fully restored tooth with no visible signs of intervention.
Replacing Old Metal Fillings with Tooth-Colored Composite Resin in Dallas and DFW
As innovations in cosmetic dentistry advance, more people want to replace their existing silver amalgam fillings with new tooth-colored composite resin fillings. But, should you replace your metal fillings if you are not having problems with them? That is entirely up to you. Our knowledgeable team at DNA Dental Dallas can help you decide what is best for you.
Some patients opt to have their fillings replaced to avoid the risk of mercury exposure. Others may do so to mitigate future tooth degradation caused by silver amalgam fillings. We will help you weigh your options regarding filling replacement.
Call DNA Dental Dallas Today
Let Dr. Darya Timin restore your confidence by restoring your healthy, beautiful smile. Call DNA Dental Dallas today at (214)-295-9270 to set up an appointment for top-notch restorative, cosmetic or general dentistry.