Nashville White Composite Fillings
In the past, dentists used a silver and mercury amalgam to fill and seal cavities. Because a larger amount of the original tooth must be removed, these types of fillings often weaken teeth which can results in cracks in the teeth whihc can eventually cause the tooth to break. . Recent innovations now allow us to replace old silver fillings with composite resin fillings that are stronger, safer and more natural looking. These tooth colored white fillings are placed in one visit, and are ready to be chewed on when you leave the office and the anesthesia effects have gone away. Say goodbye to "metal mouth" and hello to a beautiful new smile.
This tooth has an old silver amalgam filling that needs to be replaced
Here is the same tooth after it had the old filling removed and replaced with a tooth colored white composite bonding filling. This procedure was completed in one visit and took about 45 minutes.
Here is the before and after treatment side by side for comparison. The composite bonding filling is much more natural in appearance, and, additionally, it contains no mercury.