Nothing shows your age like a mouth full of dark, shiny metal and fewer things distract from the potential beauty of your smile. Aside from the overall aesthetics, there are adverse health risks to consider too. For instance, the mercury used in metal filings has been linked to potential health concerns. Likewise, metal fillings tend to weaken teeth and often leave microscopic margins where bacteria can enter to cause more decay.
Because your oral health is of top priority, Wilmington, NC dentists, Dr. Edgerton and Dr. Fisher, only repair cavities and replace metal fillings with non-metal restorations. Our dentists have more than 30 years of combined experience, so you can rest easy.
White fillings provide cosmetic benefits as well: small cavities and cracks are repaired with natural-looking composite resins which can be created to match surrounding teeth in your mouth. This effectively repairs the problem area while creating a seamless look, one undetectable to most.
Our Wilmington, NC cosmetic dentist will repair larger restorations with the same care, completing these with porcelain inlays and onlays that virtually disappear in the smile. Instead of weakening your teeth, inlays and onlays can restore a tooth’s strength in teeth up to 75 percent.
This explains why Wilmington cosmetic dentists, Drs. Edgerton and Fisher are proud to be dentists for mercury-free fillings in North Carolina. They choose to fill cavities and cracks with a white resin that is safer and better-looking, with the end result being a more natural-looking restoration that is virtually invisible.
Also, if you are looking to replace old silver fillings that have become cracked or chipped, we welcome you to talk to our dentists about this. Your dental insurance may pay for part of the cost of replacement. Replacing amalgam fillings with tooth-colored composite fillings is a simple procedure that can make a big difference in your smile, your health and your self-confidence.
Come into our Wilmington, NC family dentistry office today!
Visit Dr. Edgerton or Dr. Fisher to be treated by a skilled and experienced cosmetic and general dentist near Wilmington, NC, Wrightsville Beach, Landfall Community, Porter’s Neck and the surrounding areas.