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Dental Fillings and Restorations - My Family Dentist Garland

My Family Dentist in Garland, TX offers mercury-free fillings to our valued patients. However, many mercury or silver fillings still exist, as the practice of using mercury in fillings was widespread before it was discovered that these types of fillings ultimately weaken tooth structure over time. The Porcelain type of fillings that we use for our Dallas area patients are designed with both appearance and longevity in mind, as they are almost completely unnoticeable and work to strengthen the weakened tooth.

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Disadvantages of Silver Fillings

There are many issues that patients with silver fillings might run into over the lifetime of their filling. These issues include increased wear or cracking compared to the newer porcelain designs. This splitting and cracking is largely due to the chemical makeup of silver, which causes it to expand, contract, and ultimately split. Most silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury which is dangerous because of the potential of corrosion, leaking, and stains.

Ultimately, the best thing to do for the overall health of your smile is to replace these silver based fillings with our Tooth-Colored Restorations.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations

Tooth-Colored Restorations offer many different advantages as compared to the alternative solutions.

These advantages include:

  • Fillings are not noticeable after they have been put in place.
  • The resin fillings are actually bonded to the teeth for a tight fit.
  • Treated teeth remain intact and actually become stronger.
  • These restorations can be applied to more serious instances where a larger amount of tooth structure has been lost.
  • Fluoride contained in the restoration can help to prevent tooth decay.
  • Resin fillings wear like natural teeth.
  • These restorations do not require placement at the gum line.

Ultimately, Tooth-Colored restorations will provide the patient with a beautiful and healthy smile.

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