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. We use Tooth Colored Composite fillings, Porcelain inlays and onlays that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, and the result is a beautiful smile!
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin fillings and onlays are 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 and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!