Dr. Brunner, Dr. Taibl, Dr. Tack, and Dr. McGinn place composite resin, tooth-colored fillings instead of old metal, or amalgam, fillings. If you have dark fillings you'd like replaced so that you can reclaim an all-white smile, we can help. We also fill new cavities with tooth-colored fillings to preserve our patients' naturally beautiful smiles.
To place a composite resin filling, your dentist will first remove your old filling and/or prepare your tooth for the new filling. They will choose a shade of composite resin to match your tooth, then place the material into the cavity in your tooth. A curing light will harden the resin, creating a durable, inconspicuous restoration. Before you leave the office, we will make sure that your teeth fit together comfortably and we'll polish the restoration to a nice shine.
Amalgams/Mercury Fillings - Why?
For years there has been debate in the dental profession regarding the pros and cons of using silver amalgam fillings, which contain about 50% mercury, to restore cavities. While it has not been proven scientifically mercury can harm you, we have chosen to not use silver amalgam/mercury fillings, as the technology involved with them is well over 100 years old. There are also several drawbacks to them, which can cause trouble for teeth with silver fillings.
At our office we prefer to provide our patients with the newest and best alternatives available, which are bonded composite resins, or ceramic restorations. Not only do they look natural, they provide a much better service and protection for your teeth, as they eliminate all the shortcomings of the old fashioned silver fillings. They seal the teeth better, insulate against hot and cold better, and if they wear down they can be repaired more easily. Many people who are undergoing a cosmetic improvement on their front teeth elect to have dark silver fillings in their back teeth replaced with the bonded composite resins to provide a total cosmetic improvement. Please call our Brookfield office if you want to look into replacing any of your old, unsightly silver fillings.
You don't have to give up your bright white smile in the name of oral health. Dr. Brunner, Dr. Taibl, and Dr. Tack will help you achieve both goals with tooth-colored fillings.
Dr. Brunner, Dr. Taibl, Dr. Tack, Dr. McGinn, and our entire team look forward to serving your family. Call our Brookfield, WI dental office at 262-784-7201 today to schedule your appointment. We’re open early mornings and evenings for your convenience. Located in Brookfield, our office serves patients from Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, and New Berlin.