With the introduction of tooth-colored fillings, Dr. Riggs’ patients now have a safer, more aesthetically pleasing option than traditional mercury-based fillings. The tooth-colored fillings are made with a resin that is specially blended to match the color of each patient’s teeth, and offer strong, safe, long-lasting results.
Tooth-colored or white fillings are much less likely to become defective, while metal fillings expand and contract with hot and cold temperatures and are likely to crack over time. For many, the biggest benefit is the reduction of exposure to mercury in the body. Mercury is a component of metal fillings, and mercury can be potentially dangerous to your health. Patients also enjoy the fact that tooth-colored fillings look natural and undetectable, unlike the grayish sheen that can be seen through the enamel of a tooth filled with mercury.
Whether it’s the repair of a simple chipped tooth, the loss of an old amalgam filling, or a full smile makeover, Dr. Crystel Riggs will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs and cosmetic goals, leaving you smiling as you never have before.