Fillings / Restorations
Most all of the restorations placed in our practice are tooth-colored fillings. However, many people still have old metal fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, they ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure.
Porcelain and Tooth Colored Resin Restorations 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.
For more information about dental fillings, or to make an appointment, please call our office: Edina Office Phone Number 952-746-0225.
Disadvantages of Metal fillings:
Metal fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the 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 metal filling expands, contracts, and can split.
Metal fillings contain some mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. They are bonded to the tooth creating a tight, superior fit. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
The result is a beautiful smile!