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Dental Fillings in Denver

At Aspen Dental, our priority is to offer exceptional dental services to restore our patients’ teeth to their original state after trauma. You may have a dental issue even if you don’t know it. Dental damage can be apparent, or you may need a diagnosis by a dental professional to identify it. One of the leading causes of concern is cavities. When you get a cavity, you might need a dental filling.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and consultation. Dr. Eric Rossow, Dr. Laura Noce, and Dr. Cheri Neal would be delighted to work with you. 

A dental filling is a dental material used to restore a tooth’s structure, function, integrity, and morphology. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. 

You must stay up to date with your visits to our dental office so our dental professionals can diagnose dental problems and schedule restorations. Dental restorations or fillings may be fabricated out of a variety of materials:

Dental Amalgam

Amalgam, also called silver fillings, was the main way cavities were filled. Although they can be an adequate filling for some time, amalgam filings also have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and creates an environment where cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, and can split.

Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They can corrode, leak, and cause stains on your teeth and gums. Many people avoid amalgam fillings due to their silver color and how much it stands out. Fortunately, we can safely replace silver fillings with tooth-colored restorations.

Amalgam is a mixture of mercury with at least one other metal. Here at Aspen Dental, we have decided to be amalgam-free and will gladly change out old amalgam fillings to a beautiful composite filling that matches your tooth and has no mercury in it.

Dental Composites

Dental composites are also called white fillings. Crowns and in-lays can also be made in the laboratory from dental composites. These materials are similar to those used in direct fillings and are tooth-colored. Their strength and durability are not as high as porcelain or metal restorations, and they are more prone to wear and discoloration.

Many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Porcelain inlays and tooth-colored restorations (on-lays) create aesthetically pleasing fillings and are powerful thanks to new bonding technologies.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations

There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin on-lays will bond to the teeth creating a tight, natural fit. We can use these restoration methods even when you’ve already lost much of the tooth structure. The tooth remains intact and gains strength.

Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contains fluoride, this can help prevent decay. The resin does not require placement at the gum line, healthier for your gums.

Not only will the tooth-colored restorations provide you with a robust tooth reconstruction, but they will also enhance the beauty of your smile. Your tooth would appear utterly natural as if it had no work done. 

We are proud to offer high-quality and beautiful tooth restoration material at Aspen Dental and want everyone in the Denver area to have the ability to take advantage of them. If you believe you could be suffering from a dental problem or have any dental damage, please schedule an appointment to see one of our dental professionals for a diagnosis.

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