Metal, mercury fillings are officially a thing of the past. We encourage you to replace these unattractive fillings with stronger, safer, and essentially invisible porcelain fillings.
Porcelain fillings closely mimic the characteristics of a natural tooth, do not contain metal, and allow light to flow through and reflect for a beautiful and natural-looking smile. Porcelain also adheres to the tooth structure and will strengthen the tooth, whereas metal fillings can crack or break the tooth as the temperature of the metal changes.
Applying porcelain fillings is also easier than applying traditional metal fillings, since less of the natural tooth is removed. When possible, we prefer to fill a damaged tooth instead of placing a crown.
We recommend replacing old, metal fillings as part of a general dentistry practice to maintain your best oral hygiene and health. Porcelain fillings are considered to be a part of the cosmetic dentistry family. Please contact our office to see if porcelain fillings are the best option for your smile.