We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure.
Composite or tooth-colored restorations create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
Please also read tooth fillings testimonials from our patients below!
Disadvantages of Silver fillings
Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and lets cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, and can split.
Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with tooth-colored restorations.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin fillings are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!
The result is a beautiful smile!
To find out more about white fillings (composite fillings), or to schedule an appointment, please call our office: Johns Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Office in Puyallup WA Phone Number 253-848-3723.
Patient Reviews: Dental Fillings
For more information, please call our office: Johns Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Office in Puyallup WA Phone Number 253-848-3723.
Johns Family Dentistry
Patient Review by Michelle P
Such a great experience! They take such good care of you! i can't even write in words the good feels I feel about this place!
- Michelle P
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Patient Review by Michelle F
Heather is amazing and really helped me overcome extreme anxiety.
- Michelle F
Patient Review by Jan Rodriguez J
The Place is overall very professional and nice
- Jan Rodriguez J
Patient Review by Aaron M
I have been highly satisfied with my care here!
- Aaron M
Patient Review by John L
Nicole is awesome, my daughter and I have been patients since 2010 and Johns Family dentist has always been there for us.
- John L
Patient Review by Grant K
Very low stress!
- Grant K
Patient Review by Maya H
This is a must for anyone who wants excellent dental work and care!
- Maya H
Patient Review by Jenny N
Love this office!
- Jenny N
Patient Review by Heather S
Dr. Johns is personable and takes the time to explain your options. He has worked well with my children as he encourages them to improve their dental hygiene.
- Heather S
Patient Review by Zack D
It was very easy and painless
- Zack D
Patient Review by Jami J
Always friendly. Always on time. Top notch care.
- Jami J
Patient Review by Laura D
The entire staff is amazing. They always make me feel comfortable and kind.
- Laura D
Patient Review by Nathan C
The people are rather friendly. The Doc. is a rather a nice guy.
- Nathan C
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Patient Review by Melissa B
Johns Family Dentistry always makes me feel like I'm important and I always know that they are taking the best care of me possible. I recommend them to everyone!
- Melissa B