Fillings & Other Restorations

As a holistic, biological dental practice, we use only biocompatible materials to restore damaged or decayed teeth.
Fillings & Other Restorations

Proudly Metal-Free. Better Aesthetics Is Just the Start of It

The first thing you notice about “silver” fillings is just how obvious they are, all that gray. Tooth colored composite resin fillings and porcelain/ceramic inlays and crowns simply look better – identical to your natural teeth.

They’re also stronger and extremely durable, as they don’t require us to remove so much natural tooth structure when preparing for their placement. The edges of “silver” amalgam fillings can wear down and become weak or break, leaving the tooth vulnerable to cavities again.

But most importantly, dental amalgam contains 50% mercury, a potent neurotoxin that is constantly released from those fillings.

The Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations

Unlike mercury amalgams, resin onlays are bonded to the teeth, creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used even in instances where much of the original tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact – and stronger.

More, both resins and ceramics are metal-free and broadly biocompatible.

And because the fillings are practically indistinguishable from your natural teeth, the result is a beautiful smile!

Replacing Amalgam Fillings with Tooth-Colored Restorations

Having your amalgams replaced with tooth-colored restorations (onlays) is absolutely possible and requires just two appointments:

1st Appointment: We safely remove the old filling and any additional decay. We take an impression of your teeth and send a model to the lab, where resin is used to replicate your natural tooth surface. We place a temporary onlay on the tooth.

2nd Appointment: We remove the temporary and place a conditioning gel on your tooth to prepare it for the new onlay. We then use a dental cement and high intensity light to bond the onlay to your tooth. Once it’s bonded, we polish the tooth.

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