My smile doesn't need any help, but my back teeth are full of large, dark metal fillings. What can I

My smile doesn't need any help, but my back teeth are full of large, dark metal fillings. What can I from Dave S. Carpenter, DDS

By: Dave S. Carpenter, DDS  12/02/2015
Keywords: Root Canal Therapy, Porcelain Fixed Bridges, Canal Therapy

Large, dark, amalgam fillings are particularly troublesome to many people. They can make your teeth appear gray and decayed. Amalgam fillings can "leak", which allows decay to get under the fillings. Also, Large amalgam are a leading cause of "cracked tooth syndrome", which is characterized by painful chewing and cold sensitivity. Today's more modern restorations are now a great alternative to dark amalgam fillings. Porcelain or composite inlays and onlays can make your teeth white again and can restore your back teeth to almost 100% of their original strength. These restorations are bonded in place, and can eliminate tooth sensitivity most of the time. I have already lost all of my teeth. What can Aesthetic & Reconstructive Dentistry do for me? To a large degree, we dentists have failed the edentulous patient (people who have lost all their teeth). People who have lost their teeth have been ignored, forgotten and left out of the cosmetic revolution that has swept modern dentistry. This is beginning to change. Dental implants are benefiting many edentulous patients, helping them to have an aesthetic smile as well as a strong bite. The single most exciting procedure that our office is offering for the edentulous patient is the "Life-Like Cosmetic Denture". This procedure is less costly than implants, and offers a beautiful, life-like result. The patient is in charge of the shape, color and arrangement of their teeth. The outcome is a smile that does not look like the typical denture. Call us today at (409) 898-4300 to ask about this 'state of the art' cosmetic denture.

Keywords: Canal Therapy, Porcelain Fixed Bridges, Root Canal Therapy

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