Stop Decay In Its Tracks With Tooth Fillings! Call To Learn More!210-951-4444
Old silver fillings can make your smile shine in a bad way. Visit experienced San Antonio, TX dentist Dr. John A. Moore, Jr. at Cosmetic Dental Associates for the removal and replacement of your metal tooth fillings with seamlessly beautiful tooth-colored fillings.
Fillings as a restoration is the most common dental treatment in San Antonio. Fillings and dental work are needed if you have decay in your tooth, also known as a cavity. There are three main types of fillings or restorations a patient can choose from: composite, amalgam, and a CEREC restoration.
Composite is a material used for fillings that are tooth colored. Composite fillings, the most common type of dental work, offer patients aesthetic restorations that are also very functional.
One type of dental work that John Moore, DDS takes a stand against is amalgam fillings, or silver fillings. When a patient receives amalgam fillings, corrosion and color leakage occur over time, which actually changes the color of the tooth to a dark gray. The safety of amalgam fillings still remains in question because of the mercury used to mix the alloy. Since the safety of this material is still up in the air, here at CDA we do not offer amalgam fillings to our patients to ensure optimal overall health. Our San Antonio cosmetic dentists ensure that all dental work consists of safe procedures.
Amalgam fillings, or what you might know as silver fillings, are a durable mix of mercury and metal. Some patients are concerned about small amounts of mercury entering their body, so proactive dentists like Dr. Moore have readily embraced composite tooth fillings.
Composite tooth fillings are made of resin and are mercury-free. They’re matched to the shade of your natural teeth, so they won’t affect the beauty of your smile. There are size limitations to composite tooth fillings, so if your cavity or the damage to your tooth is more severe, we can use a dental crown to restore your tooth.
CEREC fillings or restorations are another great aesthetic option for patients needing large fillings or extensive dental work. Our professionals remove the cavity first and then take a digital photo of the tooth before custom designing the fillings. The CEREC machine custom shapes the porcelain restoration with advanced technology to perfectly fit the filling into the tooth.
With new technology, highly aesthetic and functional fillings and other dental work are now available to our patients. Since we are a dentist office using cosmetic dentistry, aesthetics are just as important to us as restoring tooth function. There is no reason in this day and age that anyone has to know you have had dental work, besides you and your dentist.
Tooth fillings are a common treatment for tooth decay. Tooth decay can often be avoided with regular professional teeth cleanings and preventive treatments like fluoride. If you do develop a cavity, we will clear the tooth decay from your tooth and fill in the space left behind with a filling to strengthen your tooth and ensure continued functionality.
Don’t let unsightly metal tooth fillings sully your smile. Call us today at 210-941-4444 to schedule your appointment. Dr. Moore and his colleague, Dr. Gilberto Tostado, can also treat you with other restorative dentistry procedures.
Call us today at 210-951-4444 to schedule your next appointment. Out-of-town patients are always welcome.
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