“Yes, I have a cavity,” Elizabeth said. “But I’m not really rushing to the dentist with it. Who wants a big, ugly glob of metal in their mouth?”
Like many of us, Elizabeth grew up seeing very limited options in dental fillings. “If you had money, you could have gold fillings,” she explained. “Otherwise, it was silver. Either way, I’m not really comfortable with how they look. I don’t like the idea of having that in my mouth.”
Advances in cosmetic dentistry include a wider range of filling materials. While gold and silver-colored fillings are certainly still available, today you can also have your fillings color matched to the rest of your teeth. This means that the filling blends in with the rest of your stunning smile. They’re not invisible, but they’re so closely blended to match that someone really, really has to be looking at your teeth in order to see them. To the casual observer, they’re not obvious at all – and they certainly attract less attention than gold or silver-colored fillings.
It’s not a good idea to let a cavity go untreated because you’re worried about what the filling will look like. Cavities create an opening in your body where you’re vulnerable to infection. Infections can be serious and painful. Why take chances with your health when you don’t need to? Talk to your Quincy cosmetic dentist about what your other options are. Something as simple as choosing a filling that’s custom colored to match your teeth can help you preserve your health and your self-confidence. It’s a great solution if you’re interested in a happy, healthy smile.