Dental fillings provide invaluable strength and protection for teeth that have succumbed to decay or have been damaged due to injury. For decades, most fillings have been made of mercury and another metal, usually silver. Today, however, dental technology makes it possible to create strong, aesthetically pleasing fillings made from a tooth-colored composite. Dr. Joseph R. Loftus offers this preferred method to his patients in Dallas, TX.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
When a filling is placed near the front of the mouth, it can easily be seen when the patient smiles or laughs. Metallic amalgam fillings are dark and unsightly, particularly when they are substantial or within the smile zone. Though continuing research still debates the subject, many patients and oral healthcare professionals contend that the mercury found in amalgam fillings may lead to potential health risks.
Fortunately, there is an alternative to silver and mercury fillings that is just as effective. Composite resin fillings are customized to match the color and shade of your natural teeth. The result is a beautiful, seamless smile that’s healthier and stronger than before. Whether you require a new dental filling, or you’d like to have your old, dark metal fillings replaced with attractive, tooth-colored restorations, Dr. Loftus and his team are happy to help!
Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds with Tooth-Colored Fillings
With tooth-colored restorations from Dr. Joseph R. Loftus and his team, you’ll enjoy a beautifully revitalized smile that’s as strong as it is healthy. Contact our office in North Dallas, TX today, to find out more about how easy it can be to replace your old, metallic amalgam fillings with cosmetically pleasing restorations. Our family-friendly practice proudly serves patients from nearby neighborhoods in Plano, Allen, Richardson, Frisco, Addison, Irving, and beyond.