The team at Artistic Touch Dentistry works hard to educate patients on preventive care that means fewer cavities and fillings. We’re in the business of cavity prevention through proactive prophylaxis paired with your at-home brushing and flossing. We also understand, however, that the occasional filling may be needed and that many of our patients come to us with a history of cavities and older fillings.
Older silver fillings were not designed to last a lifetime. Rather than allowing these fillings to cause further tooth damage, we can replace them with tooth-colored porcelain fillings which are unnoticeable when you smile and help restore the look of natural teeth. Porcelain fillings are not only less noticeable, but they also last longer due to more modern bonding methods. Most importantly, newer fillings don’t cause additional damage to teeth like silver fillings.
The edges of silver fillings wear down, weaken, and break. If you have old silver fillings that need to be replaced, contact us today!