White Tooth Fillings Chino Hills CA
Peyton Dental & Orthodontics
Tooth fillings are the final tooth restoration procedure with several different kinds of dental materials. The most important part of tooth fillings is the decay removal from a damaged and decayed tooth. There are two different tooth fillings, amalgam/silver filling and white/composite filling.
Amalgam/silver fillings are durable for stress bearing area such as the molars. White/composite fillings are more appropriate for aesthetic area such as the front teeth.
Advantage of Silver Fillings
Amalgam/silver fillings are made of at least 50% metal, so it is durable and strong. It has good physical properties that are more friendly to teeth.
White Composite FillingsDr. Park’s restoration in 2010. This Picture was taken after 4 years and 9 months.
Disadvantages of Silver Fillings
The most critical disadvantage of amalgam/silver fillings is mercury issue. Silver fillings contain approximately 50% mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations.
White Filling/Composite Tooth-Colored Restoration
White fillings are the new revolution in Dentistry. The Dentist can repair the damaged and broken teeth to the original shapes and colors without any trace. White fillings/composites are made of resin polymers and stone powders. It bonds to the teeth surfaces and create a tightly bonded structure to the natural teeth. The dental composite restoration is simply a magic!
Replacing Silver Fillings With A Tooth Colored Restoration
You can have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored onlay and inlay restorations.
This process requires two appointments.
Your First Appointment:
- The old filling is removed along with any additional decay.
- An impression is made of your teeth. A model of your teeth is made and sent to the lab.
- A temporary onlay is placed on the tooth.
At the Lab: A resin is carefully placed into the model of your teeth. It is then designed to look natural.
Your Second Appointment:
- The temporary onlay is removed.
- A conditioning gel is placed on your tooth to prepare it for the new onlay.
- Bonding cement is placed on the tooth and a high intensity light bonds the resin to the tooth.
- The tooth is then polished.
Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!