Dental Filling and Restoration: Replace Silver Fillings with Tooth-Colored Restorations
Creekside Dental is dedicated to providing mercury-free treatments. However, many individuals still have silver/mercury dental fillings in their mouths from previous years. These dental fillings lack aesthetic appeal and contribute to weakened tooth structures. Fortunately, we offer porcelain inlays and tooth-colored restorations (onlays) that enhance the appearance of your teeth and strengthen them using advanced bonding technologies.
Disadvantages of Silver Fillings:
Silver fillings come with several drawbacks. Over time, the edges of silver fillings can wear down, weaken, or even break, leaving the tooth vulnerable to cavities. Additionally, the metal expands, contracts, and may even fracture as silver fillings age.
Furthermore, silver dental fillings contain 50 percent mercury, which can corrode, leak, and cause stains on teeth and gums.
Fortunately, silver fillings materials can be safely replaced with tooth-colored restorations.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
Tooth-colored composites offer numerous benefits. Resin onlays are bonded tightly to your teeth, providing a superior fit that preserves the natural tooth structure. These restorations are suitable even when a significant portion of the tooth has been lost as they help maintain integrity and strength.
Moreover, the resin used in some tooth-colored restorations contains fluoride, which aids in preventing tooth decay. The resin material wears similarly to natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, promoting healthier gums and tooth structure remains.
The result is a beautiful smile!
Replacing Silver Fillings with Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings
You can replace your silver fillings with tooth-colored fillings (onlays), which involves two appointments.
Your First Appointment:
- Removal of the old dental filling and any additional tooth decay.
- An impression of your teeth is taken, and a model is created and sent to the lab
- A temporary onlay is placed on the tooth
- A resin material is carefully applied to the model of your teeth, ensuring a natural appearance.
Your Second Appointment:
- Removal and the temporary filling replaced (onlay).
- Application of a conditioning gel to prepare your tooth for the new onlay.
- Bonding cement is applied to the tooth, and a high intensity light bonds the resin material to the tooth.
- The tooth is then polished to achieve a natural look and feel
As a result, your teeth are restored to their natural appearance, enhanced strength, and protected against further damage.
Creekside Dental understands the concerns and drawbacks of silver/mercury fillings. We are committed to providing high-quality dental care and offer the solution of replacing these fillings with tooth-colored restorations or composite resin fillings. By utilizing porcelain inlays and resin inlays, we enhance the aesthetic appeal o your teeth and strengthen them through advanced bonding technologies.
Tooth-colored fillings bring numerous advantages, such as a superior fit, preservation of natural tooth structure, and the inclusion of fluoride to prevent decay. Moreover, they eliminate the risks of silver fillings, including wear, weakening, and potential mercury leakage.
Our two-appointment process ensures a smooth transition from silver filling to tooth-colored restorations. By removing old fillings, creating custom-made models, applying carefully designed resin materials, and expert bonding techniques, we restore your teeth to a natural look and feel while providing increased strength and protection.
Our practice prioritizes your dental health, aesthetics, and overall well-being. By choosing tooth-colored restorations, you can achieve a beautiful smile and the confidence that comes with it. Contact Creekside Dental about your dental health today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward a healthier and more appealing dental restoration.