Practicing dentistry for so many years and seeing hundreds, maybe thousands of smiles walk through our doors every year, we can tell you one thing — silver or mercury-based fillings are out. Not only are they unsightly in your mouth, but they can also be harmful to both your oral and overall health. At Luma Dentistry, we haven’t placed this kind of filling in over a decade, as all of our Central Alabama dental offices are safely mercury-free.
So No Silver? Now What?
Fillings are a go-to general dentistry solution for kids, teens, adults, and seniors who have a cavity or a tooth that’s experiencing decay. As we said goodbye to amalgam or metal fillings, we were able to show our patients the many benefits of tooth-colored or composite fillings, including:
- A natural look that blends seamlessly with your teeth
- A better, stronger bond compared to silver fillings
- A reduced risk for a cracked tooth or potential future damage
- Creating a barrier to seal out harmful bacteria
- Improving how your tooth functions and looks
As you can see, there are a number of reasons why getting a filling from your Luma dentist is going to boost your oral health game big time.
Treat it With Technology
All of Luma Dentistry’s locations throughout Central Alabama are home to some of the most advanced dental technology in the world. And we aim to keep it that way. When you’re backed by these kinds of tools and years of experience, it makes it easier and more convenient for you to get the care you need — including fillings — when your smile needs it most. We only rely on high-tech equipment and composite filling materials that are of the highest quality to ensure top-notch care for your family and their smiles.
Talk to us today about your scheduling options and find out more about fillings.