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When Should I Replace My Metal Fillings?

Kois Dentistry is committed to offering patients the most advanced dental treatment options for beautiful, natural-looking results. Tooth-colored filings are a long-lasting option that consistently produces healthy, aesthetically pleasing smiles. Made of composite resin, tooth-colored fillings also serve as an alternative to traditional metal fillings. As a trusted dental practice in the Seattle area, Kois Dentistry is aware that there are a lot of questions surrounding the safety of metal fillings as well as when they should be replaced. In this blog post, our trusted dentists answer these questions in detail.

When Metal Fillings Wear Out

Metal fillings are safe, and with good oral hygiene, they can last for many years. They only need to be replaced when they wear out and cause a complication. One of the biggest reasons for metal fillings wearing out is poor oral hygiene. Without proper oral health care, decay can accumulate underneath the filling, in which case the filling is no longer protecting the tooth and should be replaced. Metal fillings should also be replaced when the tooth becomes cracked or chipped as it increases the risk of tooth decay and infection. The best way to take care of your metal fillings is by brushing and flossing regularly. Regular visits with your dentist are also essential to monitor the functionality of your metal fillings.

Cosmetic Reasons

Many patients choose to replace their metal fillings for cosmetic reasons. Although metal fillings are effective, some people consider them to be unattractive. On the other hand, tooth-colored fillings blend in with natural teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable. If you are embarrassed or hesitant to smile because of your metal fillings, Kois Dentistry can help you feel confident and love your smile with tooth-colored fillings.

Achieve a Metal-Free Smile with Kois Dentistry

Whether you want to remove your metal fillings for health or aesthetic reasons, Kois Dentistry can replace them and help you achieve a strong and seamless smile. Our dental team utilizes only the strongest and most durable dental materials to craft dental restorations, including fillings. To learn more about your dental restoration options, contact Kois Dentistry today.