Tooth colored fillings are now regularly used instead of silver or amalgam (mercury) fillings.
Our dental office in Parker CO does not place any silver fillings we use all tooth colored dental products. Our patients appreciate that we place natural looking fillings.
Tooth colored fillings are great because they bond to the tooth, this is different from the fillings of old that were packed in like concrete. We like to instruct our patients that every tooth and every person will respond differently to dental treatment. Most frequently tooth colored fillings are not sensitive at all, however, once in a while teeth that receive tooth colored fillings become sensitive following placement.
Sensitivity to temperature and chewing is a very normal post operative symptom that goes away with time. Dr. Green and his staff are aware of this possible complication and take extra steps during the filling placement procedure to minimize the chances that a filling with become sensitive.
Call today to ask us how we AVOID sensitive fillings.