Tooth Fillings

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. Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) 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.

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 onlays 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.

The result is a beautiful smile!

Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I had a bad experience getting filling in the past by my previous dentist so I was overly anxious this time. Everyone made me so comfortable and eased my mind. I was offered nitrous to help me relax. I’ve never had that before and it was AMAZING!! They talked to me, kept asking if I was okay etc. I have a muscle disease so it’s hard for me to swallow and I kept choking on my saliva while they were doing the filling and they had to keep stopping to sit me up and give me a break. I felt like a big problem and an awful patient but they reassured me I was just fine and they had all the time in the world to take their time with me. It was such a nice experience and I really felt like I was their main priority at that time. I’ve already told several people about my great experience at Dr. Cranston’s office and recommend this office to everyone!

- Charity P

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I would recommend Cranston Family Dental to anyone.Great staff!

- Connie V

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I always have a great experience at Cranston Family Dental, They have made it so my family ENJOYS going to the dentist! Dr. Cranston and his staff always take time to really explain what they feel needs to be done, why and what options you have, It is also nice to have total trust in the treatment recommendations given!

- Lisa B

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Always take care of worries and pain

- Terri J

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