In the old days when smart phones and Ipads did not exist, there were amalgam fillings, or silver fillings. As the art of esthetic dentistry evolved, more and more patients wanted more natural looking teeth. Patients began to ask “Can you get rid of these black looking fillings and make them white fillings?” And tooth colored fillings were born.
The cost of tooth colored fillings is higher than the old amalgam fillings or “mercury fillings”. The reason they are more expensive is that they require far more dental expertise to place them properly. The goal is to recreate the natural look and function of your tooth with a composite filling that will look, feel and function just like a real tooth.
Tooth sensitivity is a big challenge in dentistry At Artistic Dentistry of Atlanta, we use only the highest quality cosmetic filling material, rubber damn isolation when needed, and highly effective technologically advanced, fast acting curing lights for the best possible results.