Modern dentistry has allowed us the pleasure of combining beauty as well as strength when filling teeth. We take pride in “restoring” teeth as close to their original strength and appearance with composite resins and ceramics.
Since patient comfort is top priority, our clinical staff and doctors go the extra mile to make a trip to the dentist a whole new positive experience. We offer Nitrous oxide, movies, music but most importantly good old TLC.
HOW DO I FIX MY FILLINGS THAT TURN BLACK?
Many people in South Florida, and specifically in the Coral Springs and Tamarac area have had silver fillings placed into their teeth because they had “cavities”. These silver fillings are called amalgams. An amalgam fills the area of the tooth where the decay in the tooth has been removed. Unfortunately over time, the amalgam corrodes and leaks which can blacken the silver, and many times the tooth as well. This can be easily seen as soon as a patient opens their mouth and is usually a source of embarrassment.
One answer to this embarrassment is to replace these amalgams with a composite material. Composite fillings are made of a porcelain-like material that actually bonds to the tooth for a tight seal. They are strong and stain-resistant, and they are color-matched to the natural tooth, making them “invisible”. Composite fillings also lack the sensitivity that is often associated with silver amalgam fillings. They are especially suited for smaller cavities and for Tamarac area patients who may be allergic to metal fillings.
ARE THE OLD SILVER FILLINGS DANGEROUS AND ARE COMPOSITE FILLINGS BETTER THAN SILVER?
For years dentists have been using silver-mercury amalgam fillings to restore decayed or broken teeth. Silver-mercury isn’t dangerous however when discolored, they significantly impact the look of your smile. Today the more esthetic and more economical way to restore teeth in the Tamarac and Coral Springs area is to use tooth-colored resin fillings. The resin is made up of glass particles in a plastic matrix. It bonds the putty-like material to the tooth with a high-intensity light. The light helps to harden the material and allows it to be shaped and polished. The tooth has a natural appearance and is actually stronger than before due to the strength of the adhesive agent used to bond the resin to the tooth. Resin restorations not only look better, but they are stronger and can last longer than the old silver-amalgam fillings.
Interested in dental fillings? Call us at 954 726 4511 or complete the online form to schedule a consultation with Tamarac dentist Dr. Seth Pomerantz. Our dental practice in Tamarac welcomes patients from: Coral Springs, Margate, North Lauderdale, Tamarac, Coconut Creek and Parkland.Other Services