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10Feb

St. Paul Family Dentist Recommends Healthy Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Old dental fillings that are dark and unattractive can make you feel self-conscious when you smile. The St. Paul Family Dentist offers strong and durable composite dental fillings to replace old, unsightly mercury fillings, eliminating the dark, discolored and improving your oral health.

Why Use Porcelain? 

Composite fillings are an ideal material for use in dental fillings because of it has qualities similarities to those of your natural teeth. These tooth-colored fillings can be made to closely match the color and shade of your teeth. This makes composites an excellent choice for restorations that include your front teeth or other visible parts of the teeth.

The bond that is created when the material is affixed to your natural tooth actually makes them stronger. Tooth-colored fillings used by our dentist have many uses including filling material for decayed teeth and restorations on chipped, broken or worn teeth. 

Replacement of Silver Amalgam Fillings 

In addition to providing the restorative qualities as mentioned above, porcelain fillings can also be used to replace old mercury amalgam fillings. Although The American Dental Association (ADA) has stated that no conclusive proof exists that mercury (silver) fillings cause bodily harm, some research suggests that mercury amalgam fillings may cause toxins to enter the body. 

Amalgam fillings are still in use today by some dentists, but advancements in modern dentistry such as porcelain fillings provide better alternatives for patients seeking a more aesthetically pleasing outcome.

Please Contact us for More Information

If you have concerns about replacing your mercury fillings with tooth-colored fillings the St. Paul Family Dentist  can help you improve the appearance of your smile with porcelain fillings. Dr. Malterud can SAFELY remove your old mercury fillings following the recommended protocols of the International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD).

 

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