Gone are the days of ugly silver fillings that stuck out like a sore thumb anytime you opened your mouth. At Dr. Patty Miami, we only use BPA and mercury-free tooth-colored fillings that don’t contain harmful materials and are strong, durable, and aesthetically pleasing.
What Are Fillings Are Why Are They Necessary?
Cavities are one of the most common dental problems. A cavity is essentially the breakdown of tissue in and around a tooth. They are caused by tooth decay, which in turn is caused by dental plaque.
You may not realize you have a cavity until your dentist discovers it during a routine examination. That is one of the reasons the American Dental Association and us at Dr. Patty Miami recommend seeing your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and cleaning.
To treat most cavities, dentists use special tools to remove the decayed tissue before filling the empty tooth space with different substances. In the past, a material called amalgam, which is a mixture of several metals such as copper, silver, or mercury was used. Now, we know that the mercury in amalgam fillings is toxic and could pose serious health risks.
Another downside to metal amalgam fillings is that they are susceptible to temperature changes, which can cause them to expand and contract. When this happens, the filling can fall out and even crack your teeth.
Why Choose Dr. Patty?
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Excellent dental care and outstanding customer service are not the only things that set us apart. At Dr. Patty Miami, we pride ourselves on going above and beyond the mark to offer our clients an upscale, anxiety-free experience at every visit.
Discover the exclusive perks offered at Dr. Patty Miami:
Numbness can be limiting, affecting one’s speech, smile, and ability to drink after a visit. Dr. Patty’s reversal process allows clients to leave the dental boutique and carry on with their day as if nothing happened, so you don’t have to worry about canceling your engagements after your procedure.
The professionals at Dr. Patty Miami are committed to your health and wellness. That’s why we use lasers to offer a safe, anxiety-free dental experience without drills and scalpels. This innovative laser technology has several advantages, including minimal intervention and, in most cases, little-to-no anesthesia.
Multiple options for a more comfortable and nerve-free experience.
Personal Concierge Service
We can arrange everything from RedCap or limo transportation to and from your appointment to making nearby lunch or dinner reservations for after your appointment.
Advanced Digital Surround X-Rays
Minimal exposure, more precise, and digitally stored for your convenience.
State-of-the-art technologies and facilities
Complimentary wine & Nespresso coffee bar, hot towel service, temple massage therapy, paraffin treatments, music & movie selections are just a few of the amenities you’ll find at our ultra-chic, upscale facilities.
A Better Alternative To Metal Fillings
Cosmetic dentists have spent years working hard to find a safer alternative that delivers the same benefits as metal fillings. Today, porcelain and white composite fillings have become the standard for durable, effective, and attractive fillings. These new fillings can be matched to the color of your natural teeth, which means they will be virtually undetectable to the human eye.
White Composite Filling
White composite fillings are ideal for small to medium-sized cavities located in areas of the mouth that endure moderate chewing pressure while you eat. These fillings are made of a composite resin that can be color-matched to your natural tooth. Some of the benefits of white composite fillings include:
- Unlike metal amalgams, composite fillings bond to your teeth, which helps restore their original strength.
- White fillings are less likely to affect your teeth’s sensitivity to temperatures
- Don’t contain harmful metals, so they are compatible with your healthy lifestyle
- Fit better and are smaller in size
- Ideal for a wide range of ages and conditions
If you have large cavities or a cavity in an area that requires heavy chewing pressure, you are likely to benefit from porcelain filling. Porcelain fillings can also be color-matched and can even be made to match the luster of your tooth enamel, making them impossible to differentiate from your natural teeth.
While we tend to associate porcelain with fragility, these fillings are incredibly strong. In fact, porcelain fillings are stronger than your own tooth enamel, which is saying a lot since enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. Porcelain fillings have been shown to significantly prolong the life of teeth, even when compared to metal fillings.
In addition to being more functional and aesthetically pleasing than metal amalgams, porcelain fillings don’t:
- Become loose
- Fall out
- Affect the structure of the tooth
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Am I A Candidate For Tooth-Colored Fillings?
The best way to find out if you are a candidate for tooth-colored fillings is to schedule a complimentary consultation at our upscale dental and medical boutique. During this appointment, we will discuss your oral health, and once you are ready to move forward, we will take:
- Full-mouth X-rays
- Intra-oral images
- Extra-oral images
Once your dentist reviews this information, they will present you with a personalized treatment plan, complete with recommendations for treatments based on your unique situation. If you have metal fillings, your dentist will also discuss better alternatives such as white composite or porcelain fillings.
Alternatives To Dental Fillings
If you’d like to avoid getting a dental filling, you can talk to your dentist at Dr. Patty Miami to see if you may be a candidate for:
White and porcelain fillings can fix any cavities you may have without compromising your sexy smile. If you’re considering tooth-colored fillings in Miami, call us or request your complimentary consultation online. Our multidisciplinary team will be happy to provide an evaluation and create a treatment plan perfect for you and your lifestyle.
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