Tooth Fillings

We are a mercury-free practice. 

Why do I need a tooth filling?

Fillings can be required for several reasons, most commonly to treat tooth decay (cavities). A tooth coloured filling (composite resin) is place on the tooth to replace missing tooth structure that had to be removed as a result of tooth decay or tooth structure that may have chipped or fractured off from trauma.

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.

The result is a beautiful smile!

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.

Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration

You can have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored restorations (onlays).

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