At Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, tooth-colored fillings are recommended for all patients with cavities. Although silver and mercury have been used to fill cavities for more than 100 years, there are issues with both substances that lead us to discourage their use.
Metal fillings can weaken the structure of the tooth by expanding and contracting in response to heat and cold. They carry potential health concerns resulting from seepage of dangerous elements into the mouth and bloodstream. And, obviously, metal fillings negatively affect the overall look of your smile.
As a result of these concerns, tooth-colored fillings are by far the preferred option. They are much more durable than metal fillings, the resin-based composite carries no risk of harmful side effects and the composite can be mixed to a near perfect match of the shade of the surrounding tooth. Placing tooth-colored fillings is also easy; the composite is built up and light cured a little at a time, resulting in a long-lasting, invisible repair.
If you have cavities that need attention or are unhappy with your smile for any reason, contact Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne to schedule a free, no-obligation smile consultation with Dr. Harrell. During your consultation a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will look when your treatment is complete.
Dr. Harrell and the entire staff at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne believe in giving patients the utmost in comfort and relaxation during each visit. Enjoy a fleece blanket and an iPod with a playlist of soothing music during your appointment. Or, if you prefer, sit back and watch the latest movies or Satellite TV on state-of-the-art personal video glasses. Above all, Dr. Harrell wants his patients to have the best dental care and dental experience possible.
Schedule your consultation exam today by calling 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page.