Dental 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.