A filling restores a tooth that has been damaged by decay. Your dentist at Lynnwood Dental Excellence Center will remove the decayed part of the tooth, clean the affected area and fill the cleaned out cavity. This will help prevent further decay.
At Lynnwood Dental Excellence Center, we prefer to use mercury-free fillings. For years, dentists used silver fillings that consist of a combination of metals, including mercury. Mercury fillings do not look like natural teeth and can actually weaken a tooth. Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Trisha Le and associates can safely replace silver fillings with tooth-colored restoration.
What Is Tooth-Colored Restoration?
Tooth-color restoration are popular choices because they match the natural color of your teeth. In addition to looking great, tooth-color restorations, or tooth-colored fillings are safe and long lasting. They are made with a blend of resin and silica. The resin contains fluoride which will prevent additional decay in your tooth. Tooth-colored restoration also preserve more of your tooth’s natural structure.
How Do I Replace Silver Fillings?
If you would like, one of the expert dentists at Lynnwood Dental Excellence Center can replace your silver fillings with a tooth colored restoration. To do this, your dentist will remove the old silver filing and any decay and then make an impression of your teeth. That impression will be sent to the lap while you receive a temporary onlay. The lab will create the tooth-colored onlay and at your second visit, your temporary onlay will be removed and replaced with the new tooth-colored filling. The filling will be bonded and then polished.
Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Trisha Le and associates can provide more information on the advantages of mercury-free fillings during any appointment. If you would like to know more and are interested in replacing your silver filling with a mercury free filling, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.