We are a mercury-free practice in Ajax and Durham region. However, a decade ago, mercury fillings were popular. As dental technology advanced, porcelain inlays, onlays, and dental bonding procedures gained popularity, and it adds strength to the weakened teeth.
There are many advantages to tooth-colored fillings. Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth creating a good fit to the natural tooth. These fillings can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost.
We can provide the replacement using dental bonding materials such as inlays and onlays. This will take two appointments. During your first appointment, we will remove your old filling and any decay or wear areas of the tooth containing small cracks. Following this first step, we will prepare the tooth for the suitable design for receiving the inlays and onlays. Mould of your tooth then will be taken to send it to a dental lab where a dental technician will fabricate a tooth coloured restoration. At your second appointment, we will be using a dental bonding cement to glue your inlay/onlay to the tooth. They will look natural, gain strength, and now protected. Please ask your Ajax dentist Dr. Patel to evaluate your existing silver mercury fillings for further treatment recommendations.