With today’s advancements, you will no longer have to suffer the embarrassment of unsightly and unhealthy silver fillings of the past. Eliminate the dark, black appearance in your teeth with new-age, state-of-the-art, tooth-colored resin or porcelain materials.
Silver amalgam used to be the norm when it came to materials for fillings. However, silver fillings do not have much aesthetic appeal to the patient and can even cause damage to your tooth years down the road. The amalgam can break down the tooth, causing a fracture and the need for a crown to salvage the tooth.
After much research, some new tooth-colored materials have been developed that are stronger, longer lasting and more aesthetically pleasing to our patients. Composed of porcelain and composite resin, these new tooth-colored restorations bond directly to the tooth, strengthening it by restoring most of its original shape. The restorations can even be custom-colored to match your teeth to help give you the most natural-looking smile possible.
In order to use these new fillings, they require less removal of your healthy tooth structure than silver amalgams, especially when filling a new cavity. Dramatically smaller holes are needed with a tooth-colored restoration filling. They are also healthier because no traces of mercury are used, unlike silver amalgams.
Please ask us about our new tooth-colored materials and how we can restore your smile!