Replacing Old Fillings
- Posted on: Apr 12 2013
Metal fillings are an eyesore, even when placed on back teeth. In addition, old fillings can result in a number of functional issues due to the nature of metal amalgams. Metal fillings can expand and contract with heat fluctuations in your mouth. This may cause fillings to internally damage teeth. It can also allow metal fillings to become lose and fall out.
Whether you are unhappy with the appearance of your fillings or simply wish to avoid future issues, the Phoenix dentists at our office can remove your metal fillings and replace them with superior ceramic restorations.
Why Ceramic is Better
Ceramic restorations are impervious to temperature fluctuations and will not expand or contract. Because they are secured to the surface of the tooth, issues such as loose or lost fillings are also eliminated. In addition, white fillings and porcelain inlays and onlays do not contain mercury, which has been linked to issues such as Alzheimer’s, birth defects, kidney disease, and memory loss, giving you one more reason to have your old metal fillings removed and replaced by their safer ceramic alternatives.
If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona area and would like to replace your old fillings, please contact Scott LeSueur D.D.S & Charles Dodaro, D.D.S. today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced dentists.
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