Tooth Colored Fillings

Dr. Meyer recently changed to a mercury-free practice; however, many people have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in weakened tooth structure. Porcelain inlays and tooth-colored restorations (onlays) create fillings that are beautiful (or unnoticeable) and strong, thanks to new technologies.

Disadvantages of Silver Fillings

Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of silver fillings 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.

They can corrode, leak, and cause stains on your teeth and gums. Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with tooth-colored restorations.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations

Resin or composite restorations bond 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 resin wears like natural teeth!

The result is a beautiful smile!

Replacing Silver fillings with a Tooth-Colored Restoration

Dr. Meyer will replace your silver fillings as needed.


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