Unlike the dark fillings a Denver cosmetic dentist formerly relied on to fill cavities, today’s dental fillings match perfectly to your teeth. Tooth-colored dental fillings can not only be used to fill current cavities, your dentist can replace already existing dark fillings.
If you are like most people, you have had cavities. Your cavities were also probably filled with mercury, making the centers of your teeth appear dark gray. Today, a dentist can replace these fillings with natural-looking porcelain to make your smile appear bright and white. Unlike metal fillings, porcelain makes your tooth stronger and won’t expand or contract in the mouth. Additionally, if your cavities were initially filled years ago, you may have residual tooth decay. When your dentist uses tooth colored fillings, she not only improves your cosmetic appearance, she can remove this decay to make sure your teeth stay healthy. If your dark fillings make you feel self-conscious when you smile or open your mouth, ask your cosmetic dentist about tooth-colored fillings today.