If you want the option of modern, state-of-the-art white composite fillings that are natural looking, contain no metals, and can actually strengthen your teeth, give us a call today!
For years, silver amalgam was the standard filling material used in dental practices. While amalgams are a perfectly reasonable restoration choice, they can have certain shortcomings. Metal fillings do not bond to the tooth and can actually mask decay in x-rays.
Teeth with large metal fillings in them can also develop cracks over time due to the expansion and contraction of the mercury. Left untreated, these cracks get larger and can eventually require root canal treatment. Replacing metal fillings with tooth-colored white composite fillings that form a stronger bond to the tooth can dramatically decrease tooth cracking, the chances for decay, and the need for possible root canal treatment.
Most dental insurance cover the cost up to the price of the silver filling. The patient has to pay the difference in this case.
Tooth sensitivity to pressure, air, sweet foods, or temperature is fairly common. And the sensitivity typically resolves on its own within a few weeks. So you should avoid those things that are causing the sensitivity for the first few weeks. Please contact our Buford Dental Office if the sensitivity does not subside within two to four weeks or if your tooth is extremely sensitive. If you experience pain when you bite, the filling may be interfering with your bite. You will need to return to our dental office to have the filling reshaped.
Dr. Nimisha Patel is the best dentist I have come across in Buford, GA. She is helpful and very knowledgeable of her profession. She knows what is best for her patients. The doctor and her staff are friendly and have great chair-side manner. My family and I have been going to Radiant Dental for many years.