We are 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 we know that by design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in weaker tooth structure. Porcelain inlays, gold inlays and (onlays) create restorations that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable), but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are aesthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies. There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin fillings are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
The result is a beautiful smile!
For home care and maintenance of your fillings, see our Dental Home Care Section.