Tooth Colored Fillings - Safe and Aesthetically Pleasing
- What are tooth colored fillings?
- Will my tooth colored filling match my surrounding teeth?
- Are tooth-colored fillings covered by insurance?
- How are tooth colored fillings placed?
- How much do tooth-colored fillings cost?
- Do tooth-colored fillings need to be replaced regularly?
When a person has dated metal fillings, his or her smile appears to be marred and blackened. With tooth colored fillings from the Princeton and New Jersey-area dental practice of Dr. Michael Cortese, old-fashioned metal fillings are a thing of the past. Dr. Cortese is a proud provider of modern, white fillings that not only match the color of his patients’ teeth for a more natural look, but also eliminate the worry of health risks associated with traditional metal fillings.
Metal Fillings Side Effects
White fillings are not only more aesthetically pleasing; they also don’t carry the risks associated with metal fillings. Traditional amalgam fillings are made of about 50 percent mercury, a metal that has been proven to be harmful to humans and can leak such toxins as arsenic, cadmium, and lead. A number of respected experts believe that, over time, the metal from mercury fillings can enter a person’s bloodstream, leading to potential physical and psychological issues including mental disorders, birth defects, and neurodegenerative diseases. The debate about the safety of metal fillings is ongoing, but Dr. Cortese believes in providing only the best and safest white fillings to his Princeton and New Jersey -area patients.
Metal Filling Replacement at Princeton
Today, most patients opt for white or tooth-colored fillings when they need to have a tooth repaired. But what if a person already has metal fillings? Dr. Cortese can replace old metal fillings with modern white fillings at Princeton Prosthodontics. If you are tired of a smile that appears to be marred by blackened metal fillings, you may want to think about visiting Dr. Cortese for white fillings at his practice near New Jersey. Metal filling replacement is a very simple procedure that can have a dramatic impact on your appearance.
Tooth Colored Fillings FAQs
What are tooth colored fillings?
Tooth colored fillings are dental restorations that are used to repair teeth that are decayed, fractured or otherwise damaged. They can be placed on either the front or back teeth to help support the pressure from chewing.
Will my tooth colored filling match my surrounding teeth?
Yes, tooth colored fillings are color-matched to the surrounding natural teeth for a seamless result. They should not stand out in the mouth or look conspicuous.
Are tooth-colored fillings covered by insurance?
It depends on the specific insurance plan and coverage. Some plans cover traditional metal or amalgam fillings but not tooth colored fillings, as they can be considered a cosmetic dentistry service.
How are tooth colored fillings placed?
First, the tooth receiving the filling is prepared. This involves removing decay or damage and cleaning the area to remove bacteria and debris. The filling material is placed and then hardened with a special light to bond it in place.
How much do tooth-colored fillings cost?
The cost of tooth-colored fillings depends on several factors, including the number of tooth services that need filling and whether there is insurance coverage. For more specific pricing information, please contact Dr. Cortese by phone or email.
Do tooth-colored fillings need to be replaced regularly?
Whether fillings need to be replaced depends on the material used, how well you care for them and your oral hygiene habits. The tooth-colored composite material is very strong and durable, but may need to be replaced after five to seven years. Dr. Cortese can give you a more accurate projection during your consultation.
Contact Dr. Cortese for White, Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you live in the Princeton or New Jersey-area and are tired of the appearance and risk of your traditional metal fillings, consider Dr. Cortese and modern, white fillings. White fillings are the safer and more aesthetically-pleasing way to repair a damaged tooth. For a more comprehensive option, we also offer full smile makeovers to restore aesthetics and health to your smile. Contact Dr. Cortese today to schedule a free white fillings consultation.