Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Tue, 09/04/2012

If you’ve ever had a cavity, you’ve most likely received a filling. For a time the only choice was a metal amalgam filling. While some dentists still use amalgam fillings today, the general dentists at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles use tooth colored fillings created with porcelain exclusively. In fact, we have been a metal-free dental practice for many years.

There are a number of reasons why porcelain tooth colored dental fillings are better than amalgam fillings. Problems with amalgam fillings include their sensitivity to temperature, which causes them to contract and expand. Expansion and contraction of the filling causes teeth to crack and break. In addition, placing an amalgam filling requires removing a large amount of your natural tooth, which weakens the overall structure. Many people also find metal to be unsightly.

Porcelain fillings are stronger than metal fillings and match your natural teeth. No one will be able to tell you have tooth colored fillings just by looking.  We can create your tooth colored fillings in one visit using the CEREC machine.

It is important to us that your bite functions at its best, but we also understand the importance of a white, beautiful smile. With white colored fillings, you get both the strength and the beauty you deserve.

If you would like to learn more about tooth colored fillings and are in the Wilson, North Carolina area, please contact Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced general dentists today.