Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth colored fillings can help our patients avoid a number of issues
often associated with mercury (amalgam) fillings, which can affect the
health of your mouth, as well as your overall health. In addition to the
health risks and environmental issues associated with silver or mercury
amalgam fillings, they can lead to cracks in your teeth, allowing harmful
bacteria to leak underneath and cause recurring cavities and decay. Dr.
Anna Gasparova takes a conservative approach to tooth-colored
fillings and all of her dental procedures, concentrating on preserving as
much of your natural tooth as possible.
Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings
At our health-conscious and eco-friendly cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr.
Anna Gasparova only uses tooth colored, mercury-free fillings to restore
teeth and correct injuries. One significant reason she prefers tooth colored,
or white fillings is because the mercury contained in the metal fillings can
be potentially dangerous, and requires hazardous waste disposal. By
eliminating the use of the amalgam fillings, Dr. Anna Gasparova is doing
her part to protect the environment, while providing patients with a safe,
effective solution to protect their teeth against tooth decay.
The composite resin fillings or porcelain restorations are bonded to your
teeth, which helps strengthen and reinforce your teeth. In addition, the
tooth colored fillings also require less tooth removal, leaving more of your
healthy tooth structure in your mouth. As white fillings are more natural-
looking than their metal counterparts, our patients can also improve the
overall cosmetic appearance of their smiles.