When a filling is required, the team at Louisville Dental Associates can provide aesthetic tooth-colored/bonded restorations. Closely matched to the color and shape of your surrounding teeth, this procedure protects your teeth while providing a beautiful smile.
After years of use, fillings can start to break down at the edges, which can lead to new decay or weakening of the surrounding tooth structure. If you have received fillings over the years, Dr. Chuck Skinner and Dr. Brian Chudleigh will closely monitor them for any signs of failure.
Composite fillings are tooth-colored restorations that prevent tooth decay, strengthen weakened teeth, and look natural. Placing a composite filling can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. Composite tooth-colored dental fillings come in a variety of shades to match the color of the actual and surrounding tooth structures, and can generally be placed during one office visit.
Silver fillings, also known as amalgam, have traditionally been used for several decades. While overall they are known to be safe and effective for protecting teeth from further decay, they are a more unattractive option and have many disadvantages.
At Louisville Dental Associates, we do not offer silver fillings.
The edges of silver fillings can, over time, cause stains on your teeth and gums. The metal of silver fillings expands and contracts during normal wear, which can cause cracks in teeth.
While they can wear well, they can also weaken or break, which can result in recurring decay or fracturing of the tooth. The Louisville CO dentist and staff at Louisville Dental Associates closely monitor dental fillings for consistent wear and protection of your smile.