Tooth Fillings in Longview TX
We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure.
Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
Disadvantages of Silver Fillings:
Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and lets cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, and can split.
Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!
The result is a beautiful smile!
Patient Reviews: Tooth Fillings
Please read testimonials from our patients, below. If you wish to rate your experience with Mapes Dental, we invite you to fill out an online patient review. Call our office if you would like more information: Call Us Today! Phone Number 903-297-6022.
Patient Review by Teresa C
- Teresa C
Patient Review by James E
Have been very impressed with Dr. Mapes and his staff. I was in the chair for less than 30 minutes on this visit.
- James E
Patient Review by Trisha D
Awesome dentist and staff !!!
- Trisha D
Patient Review by David P
THE EXPERIENCE WAS VERY PRFESSIONAL, COURTEOUS AND FRIENDLY.
- David P
Patient Review by Ronney O
Great staff and Doctor!
- Ronney O
Patient Review by Bill T
Great dentist and crew
- Bill T
Patient Review by Gary K
A patient for about 30 years.
- Gary K
Patient Review by Janet F
- Janet F
Patient Review by Julie S
Dr. Mapes and his staff are the best!
- Julie S
Patient Review by Raymond J
We have been very pleased with the service and kindness we have received over 10 plus years. We are happy to refer our friends to the Mapes Dental service (The whole staff).
- Raymond J
Patient Review by Tiffany W. W
Best office from Dr to staff. Very clean environment and feels like home. Front office is exceptional and personable and pays attention and remembers things about you! Love this Office!
- Tiffany W. W
Patient Review by Joan S
Patient and caring dentist and staff. Love them like family.
- Joan S
Patient Review by Mark B
- Mark B