Tooth Fillings

In most situations, white or tooth colored (composite) fillings can be used to restore cavities. However, many people still have silver/amalgam fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and many people choose to have them replaced for cosmetic reasons. Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) 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 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 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

There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin onlays or fillings are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Onlays 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.

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. This process may involve a composite filling or if the silver filling or decay is larger, it may require a crown. Fortunately, with the use of Cerec same day crowns, we can do all of this in one appointment.

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

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