Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings

To most people over the age of 35, fillings mean an amalgam of metal packed into a hole in the tooth; this method was not only unattractive, but actually damaged tooth structure.

At our mercury-free dental office in Olathe, KS, we use natural looking fillings that not only eliminate the obviousness of your dental work but provide added strength to weakened teeth.

Why Silver Fillings are Undesirable

Silver fillings are 50% mercury. The edges of silver fillings wear down over time, becoming weak. As the filling ages, the metal expands and contracts, leading to hairline cracks and fissures.

Bacteria can slip between these fine cracks, gaining entry to the tooth's core, and the result is often infection and further decay. The mercury starts to corrode and leak, and can cause unsightly stains on your surrounding teeth and gums.

Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings

  • Composite fillings are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth
  • Tooth colored restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost, strengthening the remaining tooth.
  • Teeth filled with natural looking resin look more natural, and eliminate the feeling of a "mouth full of metal".
  • Since the composite used in tooth-colored restorations contains fluoride, decay can be prevented.
  • The composite resin wears like natural teeth, lasting for years.
  • Tooth colored composite fillings don't have to be placed down at the gum-line — meaning they are healthier for your gums.
Special Offer

$88 New Patient Special

  • Includes complete exam
  • Includes necessary x-rays & basic cleaning

*For new patients only. Offers cannot be combined. Call for details. Offer expires 10/31/20.

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$29 Emergency Exam

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18130 W 119th St.

Olathe, KS 66061

913-267-5995

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