Tooth Fillings

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.

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.

Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums.

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 in one easy appointment. 

Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!

Dental Excellence

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Best dental office I have been to, I like how everything is explained and you are made to feel comfortable about being there. I’ve been to some awful dentist who left my mouth hurting for months after simple procedures. My mouth was not and is not sore after Friday’s procedures.

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Too ask me, for my experiences within the Dental Excellence facilities would be somewhat one sided; after all, my family and me have been under the care of both Dr. Johnson’s for over fifty years. One may ask are you going to stay or are you still looking for a Dentist. However, each and every time I see the staff and Doctor’s I am treated with respect and the best dental care available at any location. The feeling of being apricating as a patient and the conciseness of receiving state of the art care for all my family. It really doesn’t come any better than this care facilities.

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