Say Goodbye To Old Amalgam Fillings

Categories: General Dentistry

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Remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? When you opened your mouth to laugh or yawn, the Alexandria people with you could see only pearly white molar surfaces. (Unless, of course, you had been munching Oreos.)

If you are like many Alexandria and northern Virgina adults, you started developing cavities fairly young and started receiving the ubiquitous silver amalgam fillings that were used by Alexandria family dentists. As the years went by, two fillings became three. If you didn’t drink fluoridated water, three fillings may have became four. Now when you open wide – others see a mouthful of metal.

Fortunately, Alexandria people with silver amalgam fillings can regain the smile of their youth. The replacement of silver fillings with composite tooth-colored fillings is a relatively inexpensive cosmetic dental procedure available at Center for Dental Anesthesia that can transform a smile just as dramatically as more extensive cosmetic dental treatment.

Composite fillings available at Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria are comprised of a mixture of glass or quartz and resin which creates a natural tooth-colored material. They are strong and durable when bonded to the tooth with adhesive.

Hopefully, you don’t have a new cavity. But if you do, you can start off with a white composite filling. In addition to the cosmetic advantages over silver, the preparation requires the removal of less healthy tooth structure. A conservative (as possible) restoration at Center for Dental Anesthesia leaves you with more of nature’s superior dental material — your own enamel and dentin.

If you would like to improve your Annandale smile by replacing silver-mercury fillings, schedule a Center for Dental Anesthesia cosmetic dental consultation today by calling 703-379-6400. We will develop a treatment plan to address all areas of concern. If you have your teeth shined up in combination with silver filling replacement, you’ll be excited with your new stunning smile.

We offer cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, and snoring and sleep apnea treatment.

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5284 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, Virginia