Tooth Fillings | Brandon FL
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 restorations 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 contain 50 percent mercury. They 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. Tooth colored restorations 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. However, if too much of the healthy tooth structure has been compromised it may be necessary to a utilize full coverage crown to protect the tooth and give a more esthetic result.
Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations may 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!
The result is a beautiful smile!
Are you ready to start smiling with confidence?
Raulerson Dental Associates, PA can give you a smile you’re happy to show off! Contact us today to schedule your appointment!
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration
Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!