Replacing Metal Fillings

For many years metal fillings were used to fill holes in teeth caused by decay. Over the last 30 years materials that mimic teeth have been developed to use in place of metal to restore the teeth in a way that not only looks more tooth like but also strengthens the tooth with adhesive properties.

Below is a case where metal fillings were replaced in one visit with adhesive composite restorations. The technique minimizes removal of tooth and maximizes comfort and esthetics.


Leakage between the older fillings and the tooth along with cracks in the tooth resulted in decay around and underneath the fillings.


Further cleaning of the tooth readies it for the restoration which is bonded into place.


The restored teeth have been strengthened and look like new teeth.


Minimally invasive adhesive techniques allow teeth to look their best while minimizing loss of tooth.