For years, dentists have used metal amalgam fillings. As time progressed and new dental technologies and treatments were introduced, these metal fillings fell by the wayside due to the many negative effects on your dental and overall health. Alternatively, composite resin fillings offered by Dr. Todd S. Adams, DDS, are metal (and mercury) free and strengthen your teeth. Let us look at this newer form of filling and why patients in the Sunnyvale, California area are happy with this option.
There are many reasons why so many dentists have shifted from amalgam fillings and adopted composite resin fillings, both health-related and cosmetic. An immediate advantage that a composite resin filling holds over older amalgam fillings is that they do not contain metal and, specifically, mercury. The harm low-level mercury release can do to your health is well documented, so we will not cover that here. The vital piece of information to take away is that composite resin fillings are 100% mercury-free.
Another reason why composite resin fillings are preferred is that they are crafted to be nearly invisible. The material used in composite resin fillings can be made to match the shade of your natural tooth. Unlike the ugly silver or gold or amalgam fillings, a composite resin filling completely blends in with your tooth. Nobody will ever know you have a filling in place.
Finally, composite resin fillings reinforce the tooth and do not cause long-term damage. With amalgam fillings, the metals used will expand and contract when in contact with hot or cold foods. Over time, this will cause your tooth to weaken further. With composite resin fillings, the filling material is bonded to the tooth, reinforcing and strengthening it.
Composite resin filling is a safe, effective, and much more comfortable way to eliminate gaps and help you reach your ideal smile. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Adams, please call Todd S. Adams, DDS, today at (408) 355-9292.
Dr Todd Adams is passionate on providing the highest quality of personalized care at his practice in Sunnyvale, CA. He takes pride in creating beautiful smiles, and keeping his patients of all ages happy with healthy teeth and gums.
A graduate from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dr Adams then completed his Post-Baccalaureate studies at San Francisco State University. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University.