Dr. Beadling believes in using the best materials available to restore teeth to their natural function and appearance. After he is done treating a tooth he wants it to look good, feel good, and be functional-just like a natural tooth. That is why Dr. Beadling uses tooth colored restorations exclusively in his practice.
With the exception of gold, which is still one of the best ways to restore teeth in non-esthetic areas, there is no need to place metal restorations into teeth. The old style silver mercury amalgam fillings are no longer the only way to restore teeth. The new ceramic and resin materials that are available today can restore the strength and function to a tooth without the drawbacks associated with silver fillings.
No More Ugly Fillings
Silver amalgam fillings are made up of 50 percent mercury, which like a thermometer expands when it gets hot and contracts when it gets cold. This constant expansion and contraction of a filling inside your tooth over time can cause the tooth to weaken and crack, usually leading to the need for a crown and sometimes a root canal. This is the main reason (plus the fact that silver fillings are ugly) that Dr. Beadling stopped using silver fillings in 1996.
More Durable Restorations
The newer resin and ceramic restorations have the same rate of expansion and contraction as your natural teeth and therefore do not cause the cracking of teeth after they are placed. They are strong and beautiful-the way teeth ought to be.