Do you have teeth filled with metal amalgams? Do your teeth look gray? Return your smile to health… and a natural appearance with the help of Chapel Hill dentist Dr. Saib.
At Chapel Hill Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Saib never uses metal amalgams to fill teeth. Instead, he uses composite or tooth-colored fillings.
Why? Composite and tooth-colored fillings are far more attractive, safer and stronger than their metal counterparts.
Composite and tooth-colored fillings don’t require a lot of tooth preparation (i.e. drilling) because they are bonded to the teeth. As a result, much of your healthy tooth structure remains intact.
Metal, on the other hand, requires that much of the tooth structure be removed before the metal filling is placed. Even more alarming, the metal filling reacts to temperature changes in your mouth, expanding when exposed to heat (coffee, tea, etc.) and contracting when exposed to cold (ice cream, a cold drink, etc.). This constant movement can cause the tooth to fracture or break. It also creates space between the filling and tooth wall, allowing dangerous bacteria to get in and cause undetected decay.
Tooth-colored and composite fillings are made of biocompatible materials that are safe for your body and the environment – they don’t contain any mercury! They not only restore the tooth to health, they return it to strength, as well. But perhaps most importantly, they look completely natural and virtually disappear in your tooth. No one will know that you’ve had your teeth restored; they’ll remain white, gleaming and healthy!
If you have a mouth full of metal fillings talk to Dr. Saib about replacing those with white fillings. You will be amazed at the difference in your smile’s appearance. Call 919.933.3388 if we can answer any questions for you.