Radiant Dental Arts World Class Dentistry
Fillings / Restorations In San Diego, CA
We are a non-mercury practice. Many people, however, still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years ago. These fillings are not particularly appealing cosmetically, and we know that silver/mercury fillings must result in weakened tooth structure. Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) create fillings that are not only aesthetically pleasing (or undetectable), but also reinforce weakening teeth. Because of modern bonding technology, these restorations are both aesthetically beautiful and extremely sturdy.
Disadvantages of Silver fillings:
Silver fillings, on the other hand, have several drawbacks. The silver filling’s edges can simply wear away, become weak, or even break. As a result, the tooth is left unprotected, allowing cavities to form once more. As you age, the metal of the silver filling contracts and can split.
Silver fillings are made up of 50% mercury. They can corrode, leak, and discolor your teeth and gums.
Fortunately, silver fillings may be securely replaced using Tooth-Colored Restorations.
The result is an amazing smile!
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
Replacing Silver Fillings with Tooth-Colored Restorations
Silver fillings can be replaced with tooth-colored restorations (onlays). This procedure necessitates two appointments.
In the lab, a resin is carefully inserted into a model of your teeth. It is then styled to appear natural.
Your teeth have been restored to their natural appearance and feel, they are stronger, and the tooth is safeguarded!