Sheldon Family Dental

Should I replace my metal fillings?

Many of us had metal fillings as kids, and they have been there ever since. Although there is nothing wrong with having metal fillings, we do recommend that you have them evaluated by Dr. Ali or Dr. Carla. Because of the expansion and contraction that is common in metal, these fillings can develop small cracks or pull away from the tooth, leaving it vulnerable to bacteria and decay down the road.

Most dentistry will need to be replaced at some point if you have it for a long time.

Of course, if you dislike the color of your metal fillings and prefer a more natural-looking option, we are happy to discuss tooth-colored fillings and crowns with you. We safely remove any metal and clean the area before adding the correct shade of composite to the tooth.

Some large metal fillings might need a dental crown rather than a filling because metal fillings require the removal of more tooth structure to anchor in place. In some cases, not enough healthy tooth structure remains for a white filling. Our dental crowns are natural-looking and durable.

Give us a call at our Canton dental office to learn more about replacing metal dentistry, or to book an appointment to replace older dentistry.

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