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-ups.
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.
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.
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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