Before Tooth-Colored Fillings became popular in dental practices across the country, having a cavity that needed to be filled meant revealing your secret every time you smile. Now, with tooth-colored fillings from Napa Valley Dental Care, your cavities stay between you and us. If you have a cavity that needs to be filled, or if you want to replace old metal fillings, Napa Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Hoey would be happy to help with personal service and affordable tooth colored filling options.
Disadvantages of Metal Fillings
Metal fillings are a very obvious dental restoration. Many of our patients are self-conscious about having “metal mouth,” and this is often one of the first items that are addressed when we design smile makeovers. Since metal fillings are harder than natural teeththey can cause cracks in enamel due to chewing stresses and temperature changes.
Why White Fillings Are Best
At our Napa Valley Dental Practice, we only offer tooth-colored fillings for a variety of reasons. Thanks to advanced technology, white fillings made of composite materials can be used to fill small to medium-sized cavities they are a more conservative option and preserve natural tooth structure. Tooth-colored fillings are also color-matched to your tooth shade, so they blend in wonderfully with natural enamel.
From a practical standpoint, white fillings are great for adding strength to a tooth. The bonding process allows the composite material to form a tight union with enamel, thereby improving a tooth’s durability and integrity. White fillings are also unaffected by temperature changes, so there is no danger of fracture. And finally, we prefer white fillings because they are more conservative: They require less removal of enamel than metal fillings.
If you have areas of tooth decay that are posing a threat to your smile, find out how tooth-colored fillings from Napa Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Jack Hoey can help protect your teeth. Learn more about fillings and other dental services when you visit Napa Valley Cosmetic Dentistry for a complimentary dental consultation. Please give us a call 707-254-7600 or send us an e-mail to schedule your visit today.