Dental Fillings & Restorations in Traverse City

We are a mercury-free practice. However, 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. Composite Tooth Colored Restorations are 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 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 Composite Restorations.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations

There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin composite fillings 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!

Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration

You can have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored composite restorations. This process only requires one appointment.

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Thank you for another pain free and quick procedure, replacing an old chipped filling. And providing excellent dental care to me for over 25 years.

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I’ve lived in Traverse City 70 years. Been to many Dentists here. Have experienced the bad, the good and the great. However, no other T.C. Dental provider is this excellent in every aspect of operation. This is a well oiled highly tuned machine. An amazing amount of thought has gone into every little thing they do. Watching them is like watching a carefully trained team of dancers go through the steps! BRAVO!


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