All About Fillings
Many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye and can cause a weaker tooth structure. Tooth Colored Restorations create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
Disadvantages of Silver Fillings
Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling tend to chip away. This results in the tooth not being protected and lets cavities get started once again. As the years go by, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, and can crack.
Silver fillings contain mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth Colored Restorations.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth colored restorations. Resin material is 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.
The resin wears like natural teeth and is much more esthetic when a filling is required at the gum line.
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. The silver filling is removed and state of the art bonding agents are used to place a beautiful white filling. Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!