Thomas W. Snyder, DDS - Gentle General and Cosmetic Dentistry, 5035 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124
Gentle General & Cosmetic Family Dentistry
 
 
5035 Mayfield Road  •  Suite 202  •  Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124  •  (216)381-3381
 
 
 
   
 
About Fillings

 
Are you embarrassed by those ugly black fillings in your mouth?  Do they show when you laugh?  You can now have your teeth looking back the way nature intended.
 
Not so many years ago, there were two types of fillings...silver or gold.
 
Silver-mercury Amalgam has been the mainstay of dentistry for over 150 years.  While it has served us well, the days of amalgam are numbered.  Besides the fact that they become unsightly by turning black, amalgams have other drawbacks.  Silver-mercury amalgam requires removal of tooth beyond the decay in order to allow it to lock mechanically into the tooth.  The need for additional removal of tooth structure to retain silver-mercury amalgam may weaken teeth and leave them more prone to fracture.
 
Gold Inlays are still highly regarded as long lasting restorations, and in some cases the ideal choice.  However they may require tooth removal beyond the decay.  Additionally, in today's image oriented society, many consider gold cosmetically unacceptable.
 
New materials and techniques have enabled us to provide what you have wanted all along: White fillings.
 
White composite fillings offer you advantages over previous procedures.  These materials are actually bonded to your tooth structure.  This bonding eliminates the need for extensive tooth removal and allows us to conserve as much natural tooth structure as possible.  This bond also strengthens your tooth.  And, of course, they disappear (blend into the tooth) and look like natural teeth!
 
  
 




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