At Smiles by Shields, we’re in the business of cavity prevention through proactive care. We also understand, however, that the occasional filling may be needed and that many of our patients come to us with a history of cavities and older fillings.
Older silver fillings are not designed to last a lifetime. Rather than allowing these fillings to cause further tooth damage, we can replace them with tooth-colored porcelain fillings which are unnoticeable when you smile and help restore the look of natural teeth. Porcelain fillings are not only less noticeable, but they also last longer due to more modern bonding methods.
Older silver fillings have inevitable design flaws. The edges of silver fillings wear down, weaken, and break. If you have old silver fillings that need to be replaced, contact your Jacksonville dentist Dr. Tiffany Shields today!