At Nashville Center For Cosmetic Dentistry we do everything we can to help our patients get the perfect smile they’ve been dreaming of. That’s why when we need to give a cosmetic dentistry patient a filling, we do everything we can to avoid metal and amalgam fillings. Instead, we opt to use a special composite filling made of only tooth colored materials so that your dental fillings will blend right in with the rest of your natural smile.
If you have metal fillings, you may want to replace them for both health and cosmetic reasons. Metal or amalgam fillings have been used to fill cavities for over 150 years. They are made up of a mixture of metals containing primarily mercury, along with tin, copper, silver or zinc. They are shiny silver and often the least expensive options. However they definitely stand out cosmetically. And while the FDA has determined that the level of mercury in the filling is safe for people over the age of six, many patients are opting for a less noticeable and metal free composite dental filling.
Our composite tooth colored fillings are made out of powdered glass and acrylic resin. They will blend seamlessly with your natural teeth and are an excellent option for those looking to get the metal out of their smile.
Contact Dr. Dennis Wells today to discuss the possibility of white fillings for your smile. We look forward to helping you obtain that picture perfect smile!