Tooth Fillings Belleville IL

Dental Restorations by Deer Run Dental

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 (onlays). This process typically requires only one appointment. 

Procedure:

  1. The old filling is removed along with any additional decay.
  2. An digital scan is made of your teeth. This eliminates the need to take a traditional putty type impression. This is especially beneficial to patients that gag easily. 
  3. Through CAD/CAM technology the digital scan is converted into a custom porcelain restoration.
  4. A conditioning gel is placed on your tooth to prepare it for the new onlay.
  5. Bonding cement is placed on the tooth and a high intensity light bonds the resin to the tooth.
  6. The tooth is then polished. 
  7. This digital type dentistry eliminates the need for a temporary and no second visit will be required!!! Awesome!!!

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

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