Old Gold Fillings

Replace old, worn gold fillings with better alternatives at Marineland Dental.

shutterstock_151509512 Old gold fillings that are discolored and worn out are not only unattractive, they are also potentially defective. The space between the tooth and the filling could be exposed, allowing food debris and bacteria to enter and cause decay.

To determine if old fillings need to be replaced, you should come in for a dental examination. Your Washington dentist will evaluate the gold fillings and discuss replacement options that suit you best. Our filling replacement at our Washington dental office is painless and cost effective dental care service.

Dental Filling Materials

You can still opt for gold fillings as replacement, but there are other filling materials to choose from.

Porcelain inlays/onlays are popular because the material looks natural and more aesthetically pleasing than amalgam or gold. Inlays or onlays are custom-made fillings that are recommended for teeth with large defective fillings or teeth damaged by trauma or decay.

Besides restoring function, replacement fillings enhance the health and appearance of your teeth.

To learn more about replacement options for old dental fillings, please call our Kennewick, Washington dental office at 509-591-0515. You may also schedule a dental examination by filling out the appointment form.

Dr Walter Hadley on Old Gold Fillings – Marineland Dental Care, Kennewick, WA

Patients that got old gold fillings, many of them love their gold fillings. We’ve seen that the porcelain and the composite resins that came in a number of years ago largely are what, in the last few years, have been what’s going in to people’s mouths so now the gold fillings for many of them are getting fairly old and the cement in them is starting to wash out. Nowadays when we replace them many people are not opting to go with the gold filling, for one thing gold is so expensive. Many of them are opting to replace them with the all porcelain inlays or onlays or veneers because they do look more natural and more aesthetic

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