We use tooth colored porcelain for Fillings & Restorations
We’re a mercury free practice. Nevertheless, lots of people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings aren’t especially pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings eventually end up in a weaker tooth structure. Onlays and porcelain fillings create fillings which are not only beautiful (or maybe unnoticeable) but also give strength to weakened tooth. These restorations are esthetically agreeable & extremely good because of new bonding technologies.
Disadvantages of Silver fillings:
Silver fillings have many disadvantages. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or even break. This results in the tooth not being protected and also lets cavities get started once again. With time, the metal of a silver filling contracts, expands and may split.
Silver fillings contain fifty percent mercury. They may corrode, leak & cause spots on your gums and teeth.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations.
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Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
Tooth-colored restorations have many advantages. Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations may be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains stronger and intact.
The flouride contained in the resin used in tooth colored restorations may help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and doesn’t need placement at the gum line, that is actually healthier for your gums!
The result is a beautiful smile!
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration
You may have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored restorations (onlays). This process needs two appointments.
Your First Appointment:
- The old filling is removed along with any additional decay.
- An impression is made of your teeth. A model of your teeth is made and sent to the lab.
- A temporary onlay is placed on the tooth.
At the Lab: A resin is carefully placed into the model of your teeth. It is then designed to look natural.
Your Second Appointment:
- The temporary onlay is removed.
- A conditioning gel is placed on your tooth to prepare it for the new onlay.
- Bonding cement is placed on the tooth and a high intensity light bonds the resin to the tooth.
- The tooth is then polished.
Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!