The Safer Choice for Dental Fillings
Amalgam fillings, also known as silver or metal fillings, were, and in some dental offices still are, used to restore teeth that were damaged or decayed. As dentistry evolves, the options for restoring the teeth evolve as well. Dunson Dental Design is pleased to offer tooth-colored restorations. Using custom-matched, metal-free filling material, Dr. Dunson is able to restore newly decayed or damaged teeth with your own natural tooth-colored material.
Should I Replace My Metal Fillings?
The decision to replace metal fillings is based on a number of factors. Some people choose to replace their silver, metal fillings because they do contain mercury. Others decide to replace their metal fillings because they are rather unsightly, and may begin to cause the white natural tooth structure to turn black. This is known as an amalgam tattoo.
We can discuss whether replacing your metal fillings is an option for you. Sometimes, the metal fillings are so large, tooth-colored fillings are not possible. In cases such as this, the use of porcelain crowns may be necessary to properly restore the teeth.
Dr. Dunson has also received an IV and oral conscious sedation certificate from Miami Valley Medical College in Dayton, Ohio, making him one of the select few restorative dentists in Georgia who are certified and licensed to do IV sedation. Replacing your metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings may be performed with IV sedation – helping patients remain relaxed during their appointment.
Contact Us to Discuss Replacing your Metal Fillings
If you are considering replacing your metal fillings, we can help answer any questions you may have, and assess what options are best suited for your dental needs.