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“I really don’t like the look or tooth sensitivity that come with metal fillings. Is there another option?”

Does the look or tooth sensitivity from metal fillings bother you? Dr. Johnston has an alternative option for your dental fillings!

dental fillings dentistIn the past, metal amalgam was the primary material used to fill a cavity. Thanks to advances that have been made in the dental world, there are alternatives to metal amalgam or metal fillings today. People today have the option of getting natural-looking fillings that closely match the look and texture of your natural teeth.

Not only do natural-looking fillings make your teeth look more beautiful and enhance your smile, but they are considered by many to be a better alternative to metal amalgam because of durability. A natural-looking filling is made of a strong resin material. The resin is directly bonded to your tooth, filling the cavity and blending nicely into the natural shade of your tooth so it’s barely noticeable. Dr. Johnston and his skilled dental team at Johnston Dental Care then use a bright curing light and an adhesive to bond the material to the tooth, creating a smooth and strong surface. If you have a cavity that has been filled with amalgam, chances are Dr. Johnston can replace it with the resin material. You will notice a major improvement in the tooth structure as well as your overall smile. Also, tooth sensitivity is alleviated, so hot and cold foods and beverages are easily managed. And because the resin is extremely strong, it’s durable and less likely to crack or compromise the surrounding natural tooth structure.

Some people decide not to get their teeth filled with white resin because it is a bit more expensive than amalgam. However, it is important to note that if you get your tooth filled with amalgam you may end up paying more in the long run because of the less stable nature of the material. Fillings using composite resin can maintain your beautiful smile without putting your health at risk. The team at Johnston Dental Care is more than happy to answer questions about any dental procedure, including composite resin fillings.

To learn more about the dental services offered at Johnston Dental Care, call Dr. Lamar Johnston in Ruston, Louisiana, today at 318.255.3280 or email info@johnstondentalcare.net.

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