I have grown up hating dentist visits. My experience with Dr. Moss and his staff has completely changed my opinion. They are friendly, professional and take great care to make sure individual patients feel at ease and informed. My thanks to everyone! -Kevin
Tooth Colored Fillings vs. Amalgam Fillings
Fillings are the most common restoration for teeth damaged by decay or injury, and advances in technology have revolutionized the materials available to fix your smile. You may have fillings in your mouth from twenty years ago, when your last dentist filled your cavities with “silver.” We now know how damaging these metals are, and we are determined to rid all our Lafayette area patients of the potentially hazardous materials. If Dr. Moss has said that you need to get fillings, you can rest assured that he uses only the latest in dental technologies.
Contact us today and discover how to make non-metal, tooth-colored fillings a part of your beautiful smile.
Why are “silver” fillings bad?
Fillings in the past were made partially of silver and partially of amalgam mercury, which led to a dark and discolored tooth that stood out from the rest of your smile. We are all now aware of the harmful effects of mercury, and why would you want such a toxic chemical to be sitting in your mouth? These fillings also expanded and contracted with temperature changes, allowing bacteria to enter and cause decay, and additionally caused weakening of the tooth and possible fractures.
What is a tooth-colored filling?
Today, Dr. Moss uses only the latest technology in tooth-colored fillings to create a look that is both healthy and aesthetically pleasing. These metal-free restorations are also known as composite fillings, and are safer, stronger and more enduring by bonding directly to your tooth and allowing more of the healthy structure to remain. We can also custom-color the filling so that it blends in even more seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.
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