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Tooth-Colored Fillings for a Naturally Beautiful Smile with Dr. Michalski

January 6, 2015

101475871For nearly 100 years, dental cavities were filled with an amalgam of metals, including silver, copper, tin, and mercury. While these amalgam fillings were effective at keeping further decay at bay, pioneers in the dental field felt that the formula could stand to improve. Today, we use composite resin to create tooth-colored fillings instead of unsightly metal amalgam fillings. With Dr. Thaddeus S. Michalski as your trusted partner, you can achieve lasting oral health in a way that still looks and feels completely natural.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings vs. Amalgams

No one likes a mouth full of dark metal fillings; it’s a well-known fact that white, luminous teeth are the hallmarks of a healthy, attractive smile. If your smile falls victim to dental caries (cavities), you shouldn’t have to endure the appearance of shiny metal amalgams just to regain your oral health. With composite resin tooth-colored fillings, you can enjoy a healthy smile that looks beautiful and confident without any of the drawbacks of amalgam fillings.

The benefits of tooth-colored fillings go beyond the cosmetic. In fact, composite resin fillings are actually considered better for your teeth in general. This is because their placement requires less of your natural tooth to be removed in preparation. The resin actually forms a tighter seal with your enamel as well, preventing further decay following your filling procedure. In addition, tooth-colored fillings will not adversely react to changes in temperature like amalgams do, so you can rest assured in the knowledge that your restoration will remain intact for years to come without damaging your teeth.

A Natural Approach You Can Trust

At the office of Dr. Thaddeus S. Michalski in Rocky Hill, CT, we believe that dentistry should align with nature as often as possible. That is why we take a genuinely “green” approach to our work, only offering treatments that utilize non-toxic materials like composite resin for dental fillings. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of tooth-colored fillings, contact us today. We can help you make an informed decision regarding your oral health, offering valuable advice and insight about a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry solutions. Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Rocky Hill, CT is proud to serve families from throughout the surrounding communities, including those in Wethersfield, Newington, Berlin, Cromwell, Hartford, and beyond.

Tooth-Colored Fillings for a Healthier, More Beautiful Smile in Rocky Hill, CT

December 21, 2013

Shutterstock Healthy Gums AppleDental fillings are among the most commonly performed general dentistry services today, providing much-needed structural stability to a tooth that has been damaged by decay. At Thaddeus S. Michalski, DMD in Rocky Hill, CT, Dr. Michalski offers a more modern alternative to traditional amalgam fillings, instead opting for the more aesthetically pleasing and effective composite fillings, more commonly known as tooth-colored fillings.

Why Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings?

For decades, dental fillings have been composed of a metal amalgam of mercury, silver, and other elements. Today, however, advanced dental technology makes it possible to effectively and safely fill a cavity with a more natural, tooth-colored composite that is customized to blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile. The result is a gorgeous set of teeth that are as healthy as they are luminously natural.

Composite resin fillings offer not only the obvious benefit of improved aesthetics; they are also considered by many dentists and patients to be a healthier option. Tooth-colored fillings, for instance, do not react to extreme temperature changes in the way that amalgam fillings can. When metal fillings get too hot or too cold, they can change size and shape, causing microscopic fissures in the enamel. Over time, this can lead to further decay and infection of the delicate pulp within, frequently necessitating the replacement of the filling itself or even root canal therapy. The placement of tooth-colored fillings eliminates this risk, making it the preferred restoration method for dentists and patients worldwide.

Schedule Your Visit Today

Whether you currently have metal fillings and you’d like to replace them with tooth-colored restorations, or you are in need of a new filling and you’d like to learn more about the advantages of resin composites, we’re here to help. Contact our office in Rocky Hill, CT today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Michalski. Our conveniently located dental practice also happily welcomes families from throughout the surrounding areas of Hartford, Berlin, Wethersfield, Cromwell, Newington, and beyond. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal oral health and overall wellness.