Do you remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? When you opened your mouth to laugh or yawn, the people with you could see only pearly white molar surfaces.
If you are like many people, you started developing decay fairly young and started receiving the ubiquitous silver amalgam fillings that were used by family dentists. As the years went by, two fillings became three. Then three fillings may have become four. Now when you open wide, others see a mouthful of metal.
Fortunately, people with silver amalgam fillings can regain the smile of their youth. The replacement of silver fillings with composite tooth-colored fillings is a relatively inexpensive procedure at Jordan Landing Smiles in West Jordan. We can transform a smile just as dramatically as more extensive cosmetic dental treatment.
Composite fillings are fabricated with a mixture of glass or quartz and resin which results in a natural tooth-colored material. They are extremely durable when bonded to the tooth with adhesive.
Hopefully, you don’t have a new cavity. But if you do, you can start off with a white composite filling. In addition to the cosmetic benefits over silver, the preparation requires the removal of less healthy tooth structure.
A conservative (as possible) restoration leaves you with more of nature’s superior dental material—your own enamel and dentin.