Mercury Free Fillings

A white filling is also called composite resin, or tooth-colored filling. It is made of a glass and tooth colored plastic mixture, and is used to restore decayed or chipped teeth. Composite is also used to improve discolored teeth, reshape disfigured teeth, close spaces between teeth, and lengthen short teeth.
The composite is superior to amalgam (including mercury) fillings because the resin bonds to the tooth structure, providing strength and support. Silver fillings simply wedge into a prepared tooth, and can actually cause fractures, weakening the tooth further, as the metal expands and contracts.

Porcelain fillings, also known as inlays, are esthetically pleasing restorations used when a tooth has lost too much natural structure to be repaired with composite filling. Inlays are used to treat damage that is within the cusps (top projection) of the tooth. Porcelain Onlays are similar to inlays; they can be used when the damage extends beyond the cusps, but is not so extensive that it requires a crown.

Inlays and onlays, also called indirect fillings, are a conservative, precise, strong, and durable solution for damaged teeth. They preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible and fit precisely, as they do not shrink during the bonding process, making them an excellent option when the damage extends into the flossing area. Porcelain fillings are ideal for esthetic tooth repair, they are stain resistant and do not discolor over time and they match the color of the natural tooth, creating indiscernible restorations.

Dental Fillings


2141 E. Arapaho Rd.
Suite #140  Richardson, TX 75081
Between Goodyear And Soccer City

(972) 231-8700

office Hours

Monday: 9am - 6pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Sunday: 9am - 6pm