We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still 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 a weaker tooth structure. Tooth-Colored (Composite) 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
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings
There are many advantages to tooth-colored (composite) restorations. Color-matched composite 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. 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
At Premier Dental Care, you can have your defective silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored (composite) restorations. This process can be completed is a single visit! Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!