Drs. Schofield, Martin & Smagula
For many years, a silver filling was the first choice for treating tooth decay. Many people now have multiple silver fillings in their posterior teeth. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye. More importantly, we know that by unavoidable design, silver fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Tooth-colored fillings, Inlays and 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.
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. They can corrode, leak and cause stains In your teeth.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations.
There are many advantages to tooth-colored fillings. These fillings are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Additionally, tooth-colored fillings help to strenghthen weakened teeth and wears like natural teeth. With white fillings, Healthy tooth structure remains intact and is stronger. In instances where excessive tooth structure has been lost, Porcelain onlays can be used.
Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected. The result is a beautiful smile!