Tooth Fillings Collegeville, PA
White Dental Fillings
We are striving to become 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 harbor decay and bacteria after a while, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure.
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 resin restorations. They are chemically 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 result is a beautiful smile!
Most importantly, each patient and even each tooth is different, and your individual treatment and choice of proper restoration requires clinical judgment of Dr. Veys and her team.