We are your local St Paul MN Dentist – we are happy to serve our community for over 20 years!
Our Qualified Dentists
We offer a number of general and specialized dentistry options to suit all ages and needs:
- Family & General Dentistry
- Cleanings & Prevention
- Dental Exams
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Periodontal Disease
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- Invisalign® & Braces
- Dental Implants
- Professional Teeth Whitening
- Root Canal Therapy
- Healthy Smile Program
- Laser Dentistry
Frequently Asked Questions
What Can Be Done About Old, Unattractive, and Discolored Fillings?
Most of us have fillings in our mouths. Some may even be placed during childhood. These fillings may now be old, dark, and unattractive, making us feel self-conscious when we smile, laugh, and talk. Old fillings are not only unattractive; they can also allow bacteria and food debris to enter the tooth, potentially causing dental decay.
If you want to replace your old fillings, your dentist can check them and tell you if they need to be replaced. If you just want to replace unattractive fillings, your dentist can help you decide which ones should be replaced first and which replacement options would suit you best. There are many state-of-the-art dental filling materials available today that are quick, painless and cost effective for replacing old, unattractive or defective fillings.
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Options for Replacing Old, Unattractive, or Discolored Fillings:
Composite (bonding) fillings – These fillings are tooth-colored and match the color of your existing teeth. They are often used in front teeth or visible parts of teeth to improve the health and beauty of your smile.
Crowns (Caps) – These types of restorations are used when a tooth is too damaged and cannot be repaired with a filling or other type of restoration. A crown is a cap that fits over a damaged or decayed tooth. The crown covers the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown can be made of gold, porcelain, or other tooth-colored materials.
Inlays/Onlays – These restorations are custom made fillings. Inlays and onlays are two types of restorative dental materials that can be used to rebuild the chewing surfaces of teeth. Inlays/onlays are usually best for the posterior chewing surfaces of teeth and are used to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective/unattractive fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma.
Porcelain veneers – Veneers are thin shells of tooth-shaped porcelain that are individually crafted and permanently cemented to the front surface of your teeth. They are a great solution for fixing discolored, pitted, shipped, malformed, or slightly crooked teeth. Veneers are also used if you have unwanted spaces between your teeth. Veneers are very durable and do not stain–which makes them a very popular solution for restoring a smile impaired by old fillings.
There are many options available to replace unattractive fillings, which will provide strong, natural and long-lasting replacement solutions to enhance the health and beauty of your smile.
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