At Rose Dental Care, we are a mercury-free practice. However, numerous people till now have had silver/mercury fillings in their mouths in past years. These fillings are not specifically appealing to the eye, and we know the fact that by unavoidable design, mercury/silver fillings eventually lead to a weaker tooth structure. Tooth-Colored Restorations (onlays) and Porcelain inlays compose fillings that are not only amazing (or unnoticeable) but even add strength to the weak teeth. These restorations are esthetically appealing and really strong. All thanks to the latest bonding technologies.
Disadvantages of Silver fillings:
Well, silver fillings have several disadvantages. The edges of the silver filling can simply wear off, turn weak or even break. This leads to the tooth being left unprotected and allows cavities to grow once again. As you age, the metal of silver filling contracts expands and also can split.
Silver fillings are made of 50 percent mercury. They can erode, leak and result in stains on your teeth and gums.
Thankfully, silver fillings can be replaced safely with Tooth-Colored Restorations.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are several benefits to tooth-colored restorations. Resin onlays are fused to the teeth making a tight and great fit to the original tooth. These restorations can be used in cases where so much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth stays stronger and intact.
As the resin used in tooth-colored restorations has fluoride, it can help avoid decay. The resin wears just like original teeth and does not need placement at the gum line, which is very healthy for your gums too!
The result is an amazing smile!
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration
You can get your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored restorations (onlays). This procedure needs only two appointments.
Your First Appointment:
At the Lab: A resin is carefully positioned into the model of your teeth. It is then built to appear natural.
Your Second Appointment:
Your teeth are then restored to a natural look and feel, the tooth is protected, and they are stronger!