Fillings

Tooth Fillings

Today, gold inlays, onlays and crowns are all alternatives to amalgam restorations. Composite resin fillings have become a wonderfully versatile filling material, thanks to a huge increase in discovery and innovation. All porcelain crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers, as well as types of porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can be excellent alternatives to older silver fillings. Dr. Tirella will usually prefer porcelain or composite, as this allows them to bond to the tooth with a strength that exceeds a tooth’s own bond to itself. He will advise you as to which type of restoration would give you the healthiest, longest lasting result.

Advantages of Porcelain Restorations:

  • Provide the ability to save more natural tooth structure due to adhesive technology
  • Are permanently bonded to the underlying tooth structure providing strength and support
  • Are tooth-colored and natural/esthetic in appearance
  • Reflect and refract light like real teeth for a natural translucency
  • Look good, feel good and last a long time

Should you replace old amalgam fillings?

Amalgam is a mixture of many materials such as silver, copper, tin and mercury. The term ‘silver filling’ is synonymous with dental amalgam, which describes the silver appearance of the material, but which is actually caused by the mercury. As these tarnish and corrode with age, they become black.

The main flaw associated with older dental amalgams is that there is no true bond between the metal and the tooth and, starting from the very first day it is placed, microleakage occurs between the filling and the tooth. Over time, decay can develop underneath. In addition, metals expand and contract when exposed to heat and cold differently than teeth, and this can result in fractures, which develop over time as we eat, chew and drink. Lastly, there is the ever-present fact that mercury that is lost from fillings over time is very slow, many feel that a slow, but continuous, mercury exposure may not be advantageous to one’s health. We advise all of our patients to educate themselves on all aspect of their healthcare.

ATA Dental Center offers high quality and affordable dental care for children and adults. From preventative, emergency, cosmetic, pediatric, general, family, to medicaid dental services. We are an emergency dentist in Denver, offering emergency care BY APPOINTMENT, and are here to meet all your emergency dental needs. We offer a unique blend of technologies and caring staff to achieve the best dental experience. When you choose ATA Dental Center, you will find a dental clinic that provides an experience that is as enjoyable as possible.

Our facility is conveniently located in downtown Denver, and offer comfortable amenities such as:

  • Free garage parking
  • Free WiFi
  • An internet bar
  • Free beverages and snacks
  • T.V. in our treatment rooms

ATA Dental Center
Tel: 720-440-9598
Fax: 720-440-9620
Email
507 Lincoln St., Suite 101
Denver, CO 80203
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ATA Dental Center
Tel: 720-440-9598
Fax: 720-440-9620
Email
507 Lincoln St., Suite 101
Denver, CO 80203

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7am - 5pm:

Evenings, Weekends and Holidays:
by Appointment & Emergency Only

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