Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth Colored Fillings  or Composite fillings have gained popularity over the years. So why tooth colored-composite fillings?

  1. Mechanical improvements over silver fillings: Composites are chemically bonded to tooth structure leaving the tooth stronger to withstand chewing forces,; the tooth is then less Tooth Colored Fillings  or Composite fillings have gained popularity over the years. So why tooth colored-composite fillings?

    One can view tooth colored fillings as Cosmetic Dentistry, however they are more than that. They provide:

    fillings lower arch before & after original

    • –Mechanical improvements over silver fillings: Composites are chemically bonded to tooth structure leaving the tooth stronger to withstand chewing forces,; the tooth is then less prone to fractures that could lead to a need for Crown / Root Canal or Extraction-tooth loss.
    • –Preservation of tooth structure: Less solid tooth structure is lost when placing composite fillings as compared to silver fillings.
    • –Esthetic improvement over silver fillings: Instant improvement of one’s smile by replacing amalgams/silver fillings with composite fillings that look natural!
    • –No Mercury ( a toxic substance contained in amalgam/silver fillings which were first introduced 150 years ago): most people do not want to risk possibility of any health hazards that may be associated with Mercury fillings that were introduced 150 yrs ago!
    • –Research & Product enhancement:  Most research and funds are spent on technological enhancements of composites and not amalgams.

     

    The photo on the right depicts replacement of silver fillings by tooth colored composite fillings (arrows):

    (two of the teeth with silver fillings on the right side of the photo needed crowns)

    If you have Amalgam = Silver fillings on your teeth, the best thing you can do for yourself is to have them replaced with bonded tooth colored fillings.

    We serve Waukesha County: Pewaukee, Waukesha, Brookfield, Delafield, Hartland and Oconomowoc.