Tooth Fillings & Restorations Sugar Land TX
Many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) 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.
Disadvantages of Silver fillings:
Silver fillings are done in one appointment and have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver 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 silver filling expands, contracts, and can split.
Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations.
Time for a new filling? Call our office in Sugar Land, TX to book your appointment today! Sugar Land Office Phone Number (281) 494-3368
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!
The result is a beautiful smile!
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration
You can have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored restorations (onlays). This can be done with either all porcelain CEREC restoration or nano composite.
Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!
Air Abrasion Dentistry:
Dr. Imrek was the first general dentist to provide KCP 1000 air abrasion technology in the Houston area. Air abrasion dentistry is a painless and quick alternative to drills, and allows us to gently remove plaque and tooth decay without a shot. During air abrasion, a fine stream of particles is aimed at the stained or decayed portion of the tooth, and uses pressure to clear away impurities on its surface. Air abrasion is a very safe dental solution.
Here at First Dental in Sugar Land, we use the KCP 1000 for our air abrasion dentistry. The KCP 1000 allows us to treat decay as small as a grain of sand early while preserving as much healthy tooth material as possible. Teeth treated this way may be less likely to require crowns in the future. The procedure requires less heat and vibration than a dental drill, and can be used with little or no anesthesia. The KCP 1000 is also useful in other common procedures such as bonding, veneers, inlays and onlays.