Gentry Dental
A Great Dentist

Is it safe to have metal fillings in my mouth? Should I have them removed?

Dr. Gentry is conservative in her treatment recommendations, and she typically doesn’t remove metal amalgam fillings unless they’re failing. This is determined during your regular dental check-upsPatient Getting Filling | Dental Filling Charlotte, NC

If your metal fillings are failing and need replacement, she takes proper precautions in safely removing your old metal fillings and replacing them with tooth-colored composite fillings, or a ceramic inlay or onlay. You’ll appreciate the esthetically pleasing appearance of the composite resin fillings that we use to match your teeth, and, best of all, no one will notice your dental work.

Benefits of Composite Resin

Composite resin is the material of choice these days for dental fillings for several reasons: 

  • It's durable, yet easy for Dr. Gentry to work with, and it can also be used in cosmetic bonding procedures to repair chipped or fractured teeth.
  • Dr. Gentry can customize composite resin so it matches your existing teeth and complements your smile.
  • Composite offers longevity since it's very durable so your fillings will last for many years.
  • You'll also be able to brush and floss your teeth like normal with your composite fillings, so they're easy to take care of.

Contact Our Charlotte NC Dental Clinic

You can rely on Dr. Gentry to monitor your old metal fillings, and replace them when it's the proper time. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

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Given the evolving situation with COVID-19, we will be following ADA guidelines and temporarily closing the office starting Monday, March 23rd through March 27th and reassessing at the end of the week for reopening. If  you are experiencing a true dental emergency, we will still be answering calls and scheduling any emergencies for Tuesday morning . We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.