Tooth-colored fillings, white fillings, and composite resin fillings are all ways to describe the new more natural-looking fillings that we use here at Hammond & Proctor. It used to be that fillings were silver or gold (also known as amalgam fillings), but with the advances in dentistry, we now have a filling that is much less noticeable.
Call us at 530-677-0723 (Cameron Park) | 916-805-5077 (Folsom) or request an appointment online so we can discuss the benefits of white fillings.
Better Appearance & Better Bond
These tooth-colored fillings are made from a high-strength composite resin. The great thing about resin is that Hammond & Proctor can quickly and easily match the color to the color of your tooth, making these fillings practically unnoticeable. Other benefits of a high-strength composite resin are the way it bonds to the tooth, supporting the tooth's structure preventing breaks and nerve pain from temperature changes. Gold and silver fillings tend to fall out, causing unnecessary sensitivity, pain, and another trip to the dentist; because of the bond in our tooth-colored fillings, you are far less likely to have this issue.
Replacing Silver Or Gold Fillings
(amalgam fillings) with White Fillings
Because these tooth-colored fillings are somewhat new to dentistry, it is quite possible that you currently have silver or gold amalgam fillings in your mouth. Many of our patients find these to be a bit of an eyesore, as they are quite noticeable when you smile or open your mouth. Luckily, at Hammond & Proctor Family Dentistry, we specialize in beautiful cosmetic dentistry and are able to remove those old metal fillings and replace them with today's white fillings.
Virtually everyone is a candidate to have metal fillings replaced with natural-looking white fillings. Request an appointment online or call our office directly at 530-677-0723 (Cameron Park) | 916-805-5077 (Folsom) to discuss replacing your old metal fillings with white ones.
How Much Do White Fillings Cost?
Each dental procedure has price fluctuations depending on the unique treatment needed. But generally speaking, these white fillings do cost a bit more than metal fillings. We have come to find in speaking with our patients that most feel like the additional cost is worth it for the more natural appearance and durability.
Are White Fillings Covered Under Dental Insurance?
Many dental insurance plans cover the price of a metal filling and then require that you pay the additional cost for the cosmetic appearance of the white fillings. Hammond & Proctor Family Dentistry will gladly check with your dental insurance provider to see just how much they will cover and help you experience white fillings for yourself.
If you are thinking about replacing your old metal fillings with natural-looking white fillings, please call us at 530-677-0723 (Cameron Park) | 916-805-5077 (Folsom) or request an appointment today.
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