In the past, metal fillings were the norm if you had cavities. Of course, they were very noticeable when in place, but they weren’t just unsightly. Metal fillings actually posed a number of dental health problems as well. For instance, metal fillings could expand or contract slightly in extreme heat or cold, potentially harming the structure of the tooth. What’s more, these metal fillings sometimes contained traces of mercury, which is a dangerous and highly toxic substance.
It’s for the above cosmetic and health reasons that Dr. George Georgaklis uses tooth-colored fillings as dental restorations in his La Jolla dental office. These white fillings blend in seamlessly with the rest of the structure of a tooth. When Dr. George sets them in place, no one will know that they’re there.
The procedure for placing tooth-colored fillings is essentially the same as the procedure for placing metal fillings. The difference, however, is that less tooth structure needs to be removed to place a tooth-colored filling than a metal filling. This means that more of the actual tooth is left intact, which is better for the patient in the long run.
At Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics of San Diego, we offer the following cosmetic dentistry treatments:
- Porcelain veneers
- Tooth bonding
- Teeth whitening
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Dental crowns
- Smile makeovers
Contact Our La Jolla UTC Area Cosmetic Dentistry Office Today!
We encourage you to visit Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics of San Diego today to learn about all of the great options available for cosmetic dentistry. Using the latest treatments options and techniques, we will help you achieve the smile of your dreams. To schedule an appointment contact Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics of San Diego today.