Tooth Fillings Tumwater WA

We are a mercury-free practice simply because most people in the United States prefer to not have silver fillings. We do not try to influence our patients to have their silver fillings removed and prefer to leave them be if they are still functional and in good shape. Many studies say that the exposure to mercury is greater during removal than during normal wear.

Any restoration (filling, dental crown, denture) has an expected life-span. When Silver Amalgam fillings fail, they should be replaced. Otherwise, leave them be.

There is a lot of talk in the dental literature about silver fillings causing damage to teeth when they expand and contract during exposure to hot and cold food and drink. Again, in most situations, I do not believe this ‘possibility’ is reason enough to remove fillings that are in good shape.

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 aesthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.

Call our office today ☎ Tumwater Office Phone Number 360-438-0711 if you have any questions about Tooth Fillings and Restorations or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Jude in Tumwater.

Disadvantages of Silver Fillings

The primary disadvantage of Silver Fillings is aesthetic. 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.

Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with tooth-colored restorations.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations

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.

The result is a beautiful smile!

Prosthetic Dentistry of Tumwater

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- GARY H

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

This office provides excellent customer service and Dr. Jude is such a great dentist! I've never had a faster filling completed ever! 25 minutes from start to finish...unheard of! I always refer people to this office when given the opportunity.

- Beth C

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