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Dental Fillings in Mcpherson


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. Porcelain inlays and tooth-colored restorations (onlays) create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable), but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are aesthetically 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 creates an environment where 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 restorations.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations

There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin fillings are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where some of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.

Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations can contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!

The result is a beautiful smile!

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“I receive excellent care at McPherson Dental Care. Everyone from the Dentist to the Hygienist to the Office Staff do a great job.”

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“By far my best experience at dentist. The staff were great from the minute I walked in to the minute I left. Dr. Perry was awesome as well as the rest of the staff, I would recommend this office to everyone!”

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“I receive excellent care at McPherson Dental Care. Everyone from the Dentist to the Hygienist to the Office Staff do a great job

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