Old Silver Filling Leads to Heavy Decay
Amalgam Fracture Replacement
A young patient in her early 30's presented to Dr. Shattuck at his office with sensitivity on an upper tooth. After a brief exam, Dr. Shattuck found that a fracture in the patient's old silver filling was allowing leakage of bacteria to get into her tooth, causing heavy decay. Dr. Shattuck safely removed the old silver filling revealing the decay underneath. More
Decay Removal and Resoration
After removal of the decay, some slight staining of the internal part of the tooth, a remnant of the silver filling tarnishing the tooth remains behind. The tooth was restored using a posterior bonded composite resin with excellent results. The patient was very happy to have the unsightly and dysfunctional silver filling out and replaced with a natural looking comfortable bonded composite filling. More
Replacing Silver Fillings
Silver fillings, commonly known as amalgam fillings often lead to fractured teeth, recurrent decay, leakage of bacteria into the tooth and a myriad of other complications. This occurs because they are not bonded to the tooth and every time a patient bites down, there are small micromechanical shifts that take place as the patient chews. Over time this shifting leads to gaps forming between the filling and the tooth as well as tooth fractures.
At Radiant Dental Care in Haslet, TX Dr. Shattuck regularly removes these older restorations and replaces them with bonded tooth colored restorations that are stronger and do no lead to the same long term problems associated with silver fillings. With years of experience, Dr. Shattuck knows how to remove these older fillings safely, minimizing trauma to the tooth, and preserving your tooth's natural strength and beauty.
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