Tooth colored restoration has quickly replaced old traditional silver fillings. Made from resin or porcelain and bonded to teeth, these mercury free fillings provide a more natural appearance, superior fit, and dramatically increased longevity.
Unlike mercury fillings, they can be used on both the insides and outsides of teeth without affecting the appearance of your smile. The resin used in tooth colored restoration also contains fluoride which helps prevent tooth decay.
WHAT’S SO BAD ABOUT SILVER FILLINGS?
In the past, when no better solutions existed, silver mercury based fillings were a great option for repairing teeth. Nowadays however we have far more sustainable and effective restoration options.
Silver fillings contain 50% mercury, they can corrode, leak and permanently stain teeth and gums. The metal has also been known to expand, contract and split over the years, this leaves teeth exposed to harmful cavities that can cause serious damage if left unchecked.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with tooth-colored restorations.
ADVANTAGES OF TOOTH-COLORED RESTORATIONS:
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin 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 contains fluoride, it 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!
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