Why Dr. Degieux Recommends Tooth-Colored Fillings

Why Should You Replace Your Silver Mercury Fillings?

Mercury fillings were used for many years in dentistry. You’ve likely had one in your lifetime. In recent years there has been a shift away from mercury for several reasons. Dr. Degieux recommends replacing mercury fillings with porcelain tooth-colored fillings because they result in a stronger tooth and higher aesthetic value.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

We always want to save as much of the tooth as possible. Restorations using resin can be used in situations when most of the original tooth has been lost. This allows the tooth to stay intact.

Also, the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contains fluoride, the tooth helps to fight of decay. The resin also wears like a natural tooth and does not require placement at the gum line. This results in a wonderful natural-looking smile.

If you’re interested in replacing your silver, mercury fillings with tooth-colored resin fillings please reach out to schedule a consultation. Please give us a call at (603) 753-6371 or email us.