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Porcelain Onlays

Posted By: Varun Sharma

At our office we like to take a preventative approach when it comes to amalgam fillings. Just like in a thermometer, the mercury in a silver filling expands and contracts with changes in temperature, putting unhealthy strain on the tooth structure. After removal of any active decay in the mouth, we recommend replacing old silver fillings with either composite fillings, porcelain onlays, or crowns. This will protect the tooth from breakage, as well as provide the patient with a healthier, more natural looking smile.