Mercury-free resin fillings can protect your health and enhance the cosmetic appearance of your smile. To have a personalized smile assessment, visit Dr. Nadja Horst at 601 Dental Studio PA in Pembroke Pines, Florida (servicing surrounding areas such as Miramar, FL., and Cooper City, FL.,) With a vast selection of general and cosmetic dentistry services, Dr. Horst can improve your oral health and provide fillings that blend in naturally with your teeth. Call to book a consultation today or schedule an appointment with the simple, one-click booking system.
Also known as composite or porcelain fillings, resin fillings effectively repair mild to moderate damage and decay, so your teeth regain their natural color. While metal amalgam fillings were once popular, they contain mercury, which is now recognized as potentially harmful, even in small amounts. If you have existing metal fillings and would like to substitute composite fillings, Dr. Horst can develop a treatment plan to replace your old dental work with mercury-free material.
The best way to know for sure if you need a filling is to have a comprehensive dental evaluation by Dr. Horst. Some people might experience specific symptoms that point to tooth decay or the necessity for a filling. These symptoms may include:
Dr. Horst generally handles fillings in one fast and convenient appointment. First, she numbs the tooth being treated and removes decayed or diseased material, cleaning the area of any bacteria. Next, she fills the cavity with a composite resin material, sometimes using a specialized light that cures and hardens the material. She finishes by filing or polishing the area.
Your tooth gets back to its normal feel as discomfort, sensitivity, or pain disappear.
Resin fillings are made of non-toxic materials, so they’re much safer than traditional amalgam mercury fillings. They are durable and can withstand the normal pressure of chewing and brushing. Resin fillings also look much more natural, as they blend in with the color of your teeth.
When it comes to fillings, the best approach is prevention. Keep your teeth clean, practice good oral hygiene habits, and maintain regular dental visits. The better you care for your teeth, the longer your fillings will last.
If you’re interested in resin fillings or replacing old mercury fillings, contact 601 Dental Studio PA today. Call or book a consultation online to get started.