Are you wondering what all the excitement is about when it comes to your dental filling? Do you have a hard time understanding why anyone would get excited about a restorative treatment? Let us explain: We offer tooth-colored fillings at our practice, rather than the metal fillings that were once considered the standard in the field of dentistry. Still scratching your head? Consider a few advantages of a “white” filling, so you can feel just as optimistic and confident about a filling as we do.
Advantage #1: They’re Quite Discreet
You will not even be able to see the tooth-colored filling in your tooth. This is a far cry from metal fillings, which you may be able to see in one’s tooth due to the contrast in color and opacity (tooth tissue is translucent). Due to translucence, you can often see a metal filling through someone’s tooth, which gives the tooth a darkened appearance. White fillings will restore the health and the beauty of your tooth, so it looks healthy again.
Advantage #2: They Feel Fine
A metal filling may cause your tooth to become more sensitive on a daily basis. Why? Well, metal cools off very quickly and heats up very quickly depending upon the foods and beverages you consume. Unlike metal, composite (the material used in tooth-colored fillings) maintains its temperature, so you will not have to feel concerned about irritated nerves and twinges when you eat hot or cold foods.
Advantage #3: They’re Easy To Mold
Your tooth-colored filling is made up of a synthetic acrylic-resin material, which we can easily mold into the desired shape. Metal is not quite so easy to deal with. Thankfully, this means we generally need to remove a smaller amount of dental tissue and that you retain more natural tooth tissue, which keeps your tooth more structurally sound.
Call Active Dental in Irving and Grand Prairie Today!
Dr. Kalpesh Patel, Dr. Jason Strickland, and the talented staff at Active Dental believe when you live healthy, you smile healthy, and we make every patient feel as though they are family. We want you to look forward to visiting our office. In addition to the highly-personalized treatment we provide, our office is also packed with amenities (like Netflix during your treatment!) and is designed with a strong focus on patient comfort. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel or Dr. Strickland, call Active Dental in Irving, TX today at 972-556-0600, or in Grand Prairie, TX at 972-606-2999. We also proudly welcome patients who come from Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Irving, and all surrounding communities.