Smiles Peru uses two types of restorations in order to improve teeth with cavities or teeth with amalgam fillings: adhesive resins (tooth colored fillings) and porcelain onlays/inlays. These tooth restorations not only look natural, but also make teeth resistant to future bacteria filtrations, which often occur with mercury fillings.
Just as important as eliminating cavities is the removal of amalgam fillings in the mouth. Mercury and “silver” amalgams (which actually contain up to 50% mercury) have been recommended to be phased out in Europe and are gradually being used less in the United States due to the toxicity of the materials. Furthermore, mercury and silver amalgam also make a very weak mechanical union with the tooth – allowing filtration of bacteria in 90% of cases. This makes the tooth more likely to need a root canal in the future.
Tooth colored fillings with adhesive resins or porcelain onlays/inlays, on the other hand, make a chemical bond with the tooth, preventing future bacterial filtrations that could cause cavities beneath the reconstruction or a spontaneous pain in the treated tooth. Whether restoring teeth by filling new cavities, or replacing old amalgam fillings, Smiles Peru assures you your teeth will look and function like new. Contact us today for a filling price quote and to schedule an appointment.