Tooth Fillings

Dental restorations, also know as “fillings” are typically indicated when a patient has a cavity in their tooth.  We remove the cavity and replace the space by creating fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to the teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.  We use dental composite, also know as white fillings.

Disadvantages of Silver fillings:

We are a mercury-free practice.  However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past.

Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and lets cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, and can split.

Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums.

Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations when indicated by the doctor.  

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations

There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Composite (white) fillings are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. 

Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!

The result is a beautiful smile!

Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!

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