With all the talk in Raleigh of multi-procedure smile makeovers involving veneers, porcelain crowns, bridges, teeth whitening, dental implants, and invisible braces, sometimes the traditional dental filling is overlooked.
If a cavity progresses no further than a filling, North Carolina cosmetic dental patients can avoid more extensive and invasive treatments. Today, let’s talk about dental fillings.
Most dental patients in the Raleigh and Cary area have a few fillings in their mouth. When a tooth has been damaged through decay, a dental filling is the most common way North Carolina family dentists restore the tooth to its previous, intact condition.
Dental fillings have been used for over a hundred years, and they’ve come a long way from the silvery amalgam fillings many of us in the Apex NC, Morrisville, and Holly Springs areas remember.
Raleigh cosmetic dentists and dental labs have been working to formulate filling materials that are more cosmetically pleasing to their North Carolina patients.
Today, the filling material of choice in Cary and around the country is a composite of plastic resin with glass or quartz filler.
Referred to as composite fillings, Cary dental patients love the fact that they can be matched to their natural tooth color, making them practically invisible. This is particularly important when the filling needs to be in a conspicuous part of the mouth, such as the front teeth.
Despite the popularity of tooth-colored fillings, many Raleigh dentists still find amalgam fillings appropriate in some cases. Dental amalgam is made from a metal alloy, which gives it the ability to hold strong even when the chewing load is great.
I’m Dr. Allan Acton and I work hard to make sure each patient feels comfortable during their dental visit. I’ve practiced at my Cary, NC practice since 2003, and I find it especially rewarding when Apex NC, Morrisville, and Holly Springs residents experience renewed confidence after a smile makeover.
Whether you are interested in replacing metal fillings with composites, or if you want to discuss tooth whitening and veneers, our staff would be happy to answer any questions you have.
Call 919-371-4428 today to schedule an appointment with Cary Family Dental!
Dr. Allan Acton
Cary Family Dental
1149 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, North Carolina