Gone are the days of grey, unappealing fillings! We use a resin-composite material to restore teeth, as we have found them to be strong and aesthetically pleasing.
We do utilize amalgam restorations upon patient request.
Disadvantages of Silver fillings:
Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak, or break, resulting in the tooth not being protected and cavities to 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 whether necessary or at patient’s request.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
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!
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth-Colored Restoration
You can have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored restorations if you desire. Amalgam restorations will be replaced with a tooth-colored restoration if the amalgam restoration has failed due to fracturing or recurrent decay. We do not advise replacing a perfectly good amalgam filling unless the patient requests a replacement.
Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!