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Haunted By An Old Filling? Time To Replace It! [BLOG]

You’ve put up with it long enough. That old, dark metal dental filling from years ago that ruins your smile in every photo. The one that draws unwanted attention to itself every time you open your mouth. The one that haunts your smile every single day.

At Restorative & Implant Dentistry, we’re celebrating Halloween early by helping you replace those old dental fillings from long ago that haunt you like a ghost, always lurking somewhere in your smile for everyone to see.

We’re having fun with the whole ghost theme, but the truth is, we see a lot of patients who want to do something once and for all about an old, dark metal filling that stands out when they smile and talk to people. And although that filling may still be working just fine, it can still look awkward and out of place next to your healthy, white teeth.

That’s why Dr. Slootsky and Dr. Baez offer alternatives to metal fillings in our Pompano Beach, FL dental office. Today’s blog should help you understand more about your options for replacing old dental work that has haunted your smile for too long!

How Metal Fillings Can Haunt Your Smile

If you had a cavity filled years ago, chances are it was with a metal filling. They’ve been around for centuries, and that’s because they’re effective in restoring function to a damaged or decayed tooth.

A metal dental filling basically covers and protects a damaged tooth so you can eat normally and without pain. But metal fillings aren’t without their drawbacks. For one thing, they’re made of metal so they’re dark and can be quite an eyesore for your smile depending on which tooth they cover. They can also grow darker over time, which can make them even more obvious.

Replace Them In A Way That Looks… (Super)Natural!

Thanks to advances in technology in the last few decades, patients can now opt for composite fillings that match the color of teeth for a functional, natural-looking smile. This is a far cry from a generation ago where patients really had no other option for their fillings.

Tooth-colored fillings in our Pompano Beach dental office work just like metal fillings. With e.max porcelain and composite resin, we’re able to provide strong, lasting, and beautiful fillings to restore a damaged or decayed tooth. You can have the function back without sacrificing an attractive smile.

When Is It Time To Move On From Old Fillings?

That’s an answer only one of our dental professionals can give you with certainty, but here are a few of the most common reasons people might need to replace an old filling:

-The filling has become cracked or chipped.

-The filling has fallen out.

-The filling is beginning to separate from the tooth.

-A piece of the filling has broken off.

All of these are common reasons to replace an old filling, but they certainly aren’t common occurrences in general. After all, fillings are made to be strong and durable, but unfortunately, they aren’t meant to last forever and will sometimes need to be replaced.

Now you have a tooth-colored option that will free your smile from embarrassing dark spots from metal fillings you had before!

Don’t Let Old Fillings Haunt Your Smile!

Whether your old metal filling is damaged, has fallen out, broken, or even if you’re simply tired of having to see it every time you look in the mirror, we can help you find the best alternative.

You can call and schedule an examination with Dr. Slootsky or Dr. Baez. There, one of them can determine whether your filling is working properly. They can also talk with you about the kind of replacement that’s best for you, regardless if it’s for restorative or cosmetic purposes.

Don’t let old metal fillings haunt your smile! Replace them with tooth-colored fillings at Restorative & Implant Dentistry. Call our Pompano Beach, FL dental office today at 954-590-0538 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.