Tooth Fillings

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 unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.

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.

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.

Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!

The result is a beautiful smile!


Skowronski Family Dentistry

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Procedure was quick while also being thorough! Overall a very good visit.

- Maya C

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I have had dental issues for years and have had a ton of work done on my teeth so I'm never thrilled to go to the dentist. This is one of the best experiences I have ever had with a dentist! Went over my x-rays, explained everything clearly, asked my concerns, gave me a reasonable plan for a reasonable price, and we started the work immediately. Never had any pain during or after the procedure, and the dentist was very good about checking with me throughout the procedure to see how I was doing. Definitely will continue with this dentist office!! Very very happy with my experience!

- Chrysta P P

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I will definitely be refering this office to family and friends just like I was.

- Anthony S S

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Like always great staff and friendly people.

- Ronald D

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