Do you have old metal fillings? Are you looking for a new replacement option? Dr. Jacob Grapevine can safely replace metal dental fillings for patients in his Plano, TX dental office. Traditional metal amalgam fillings usually contain tin, copper, and silver. Although metal dental fillings do not blend in with the natural smile, they do provide durability, particularly to the back molars. However, if you have a broken or old dental filling, we can provide new and aesthetically pleasing composite or porcelain fillings. Below, you can learn more about how Dr. Grapevine removes metal fillings as well as other dental filling options.
Removing Metal Fillings Using Isolite Technology
Over time, metal fillings can break or cause tooth fractures. It is important to remove old dental fillings to prevent damage to the teeth. Dr. Grapevine offers removal services to patients with metal fillings. He uses the Isolite system to aid in the removal process. The Isolite device is a mouthpiece that covers the cheeks and tongue. It is connected to a tube that suctions metal from the mouth. This system keeps patients safe by protecting the mouth from metal debris and fragments. In addition, the Isolite system also allows Dr. Grapevine to clearly see the metal fillings for gentle and efficient removal.
The Benefits of Composite and Porcelain Fillings
Composite dental fillings, as well as inlays and onlays, are tooth-colored alternatives to metal dental fillings. Also known as white fillings, composite fillings are made of a biocompatible resin material that blends in with the shade of the natural tooth. Inlays and onlays are porcelain fillings made from a mold. Onlays cover the biting surface and cusps of the tooth, while inlays cover the area within the sides of the tooth. When compared to metal fillings, both composite and porcelain dental fillings offer a more aesthetically pleasing end result.
Contact Our Plano Dental Office Today
Do you want a natural-looking dental restoration? Request a dental appointment with Dr. Grapevine on our website. If you are a new patient, call (972) 268-6480. Current patients may call our dental office at (972) 596-3702. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit!