South Beach Dentistry

Tooth-Colored Fillings

We are a mercury free practice; however, many people have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in weakened tooth structure. Porcelain inlays and tooth colored restorations (onlays) create fillings that are beautiful (or unnoticeable) and strong, thanks to new technologies.

Disadvantages of Silver Fillings

Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of silver fillings 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. 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

Resin fillings are bonded to the teeth, creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Unlike silver fillings which are mechanically retained, resin fillings conserve more tooth structure because they are bonded to the tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost due to the strong bond formed between the material and the tooth.

The result is a beautiful smile!

Call us at (757) 427-9449 or visit our office to learn more about our dentistry services, including tooth-colored fillings.

South Beach Dentistry is located in Foxfire Center at the intersection of General Booth Blvd./Princess Anne Rd. and Seaboard Rd. in the fastest growing section of Southern Virginia Beach.

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Affiliations:
ADA | VDA | TDA | American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry