Veneers & Restorative Dentistry
Dental Fillings | Cavity Fillings | Restorative Dentistry
We are a non-mercury practice. Many individuals, however, still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years ago. These fillings are not very aesthetically appealing, and we know that, by necessity, silver/mercury fillings eventually result in a weakened tooth structure. Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) provide fillings that are not only attractive (or undetectable), but also strengthen weaker teeth. Because of innovative bonding methods, these restorations are both aesthetically appealing and very robust.
Silver fillings have the following disadvantages:
There are many disadvantages to using silver fillings. The silver filling’s edges may wear out, become weak, or shatter. As a consequence, the tooth is no longer protected, and cavities may begin anew. The metal of a silver filling grows, shrinks, and may split as it ages.
Silver fillings have a mercury content of 50%. They have the potential to corrode, leak, and discolor your teeth and gums.
Silver fillings, fortunately, may be securely replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Restorations
Tooth-colored restorations have many benefits. Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth, resulting in a snug, better fit to the original tooth. Such restorations may be utilized when a large portion of the tooth structure has been destroyed. The tooth is still intact and becoming stronger.
Fluoride is included in the resin used in tooth-colored restorations, which may help prevent decay. The resin wears like real teeth and does not need to be placed near the gum line, which is better for your gums!