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. Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) create fillings that 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.
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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
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 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!
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration
You can have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored restorations. This process requires one or two appointments.
Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger, and the tooth is protected!
Advanced Family Dentistry of Muncie
Patient Review from Lori B
I really struggle when going to any dentist and today I really felt understood & had a great experience despite the extensive work I needed. Thanks so much Advanced!
- Lori B
Patient Review from Gary b
From the time I set down in the dentist chair, I was well taken care of. Cleaning, xrays, shots, drilling, filling, and even check out was painless. Good experience.
- Gary b
Patient Review from Kathi R
Got me right in when I lost a filling. Fantastic staff and Dr as always done with no pain to me.
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The best dental experience as usual. Very kind, gentle, and make you feel at home. Fantastic!
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