Dental Fillings Silver Spring & Beltsville
Restoring Teeth in Silver Spring MD
Utilizing these modern restorations can dramatically decrease tooth cracking and the possible need for root canal treatment. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
What are Tooth Fillings?
For years, silver/mercury amalgam filling material was the standard filling material used in dental practices, and many practices still use it. While it is a reasonable restoration, by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure, and are not particularly pleasing to the eye. We are a mercury-free practice and are pleased to offer you modern, state-of-the-art restoration that are a natural looking white and can actually strengthen your teeth because the material bonds to the tooth structure.
Tooth colored Porcelain Inlay and Onlay Restorations create fillings that are not only beautiful and unnoticeable but also add strength to weakened teeth.
Complete Dental Care for Your Whole Family
Dr. Tekle delivers a full scope of dental services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
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.
You can have your unservicable silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored restorations .
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
- Tooth-colored filling material comes in a great number of shades and is matched to your individual tooth color. The materials used for front teeth have a high shine, whereas the materials for back teeth are designed for strength. Tooth-colored restorations look natural and can be virtually undetectable.
- Tooth-colored fillings are now harder and thus comparable to silver amalgam fillings. The factors that determine the life span of a particular tooth-colored filling include: the biting force on the filling, the size of the filling relative to the tooth (smaller fillings will usually be more durable than larger fillings), and how teeth are cleaned and maintained.
- A new filling should feel natural, like your own teeth. After the anesthesia has worn off and you can feel your teeth and bite again, you should not notice anything particularly different. It should be smooth and comfortable. There is a period that you might feel some sensitivity to temperature after the restoration. This is temporary as with any other restoration.
Fluoride Containing Fillings
- Select tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride to help arrest the progression of decay.
Tooth Fillings Reviews
Elsabet H. Tekle, DDS
Patient Review by Andrew K
Dr. Tekle and her practice provide one of the best dental care experiences in the DMV area. The professional and friendly environment gives the feeling of family than just a patient.
- Andrew K
Patient Review by Zebulon C
They had a problem with the xray machine and they moved me to another room. The technician their was excellent. Then when she was finished they put me back into the original room. The doctor decided to wait on another patient which wasn't appropriate I felt. They overall experience wasn't bad.
- Zebulon C
Patient Review by Silvana A
The lady at the reception could be more friendly.
- Silvana A
Patient Review by James V
Excellent care and kindness
- James V
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Patient Review by Feven
My kids and I love going there. They have amazing treatments & love ️
Patient Review by Margaret H
Happy with my experience
- Margaret H
Patient Review by Eshetu T
Doctor was very gentle and checking I was ok.
- Eshetu T
Patient Review by Andre S
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Patient Review by Alemayhu T
It was simply Awesome!
- Alemayhu T
Patient Review by John R
Always a good experience. Efficient and caring.
- John R
Patient Review by Hewan S
10 out of 10
- Hewan S
Patient Review by Angadbir S
She is a wonderful doctor.
- Angadbir S
Patient Review by Andre Smalley L
I truly enjoyed my office visit with Dr, Tekle. She was phenomenal and very professional with the handling of my situation. I will recommend her services to all my family and friends. Thank you, Dr. Tekle
- Andre Smalley L
Patient Review by Enanu H
Overall I can say I am satisfied. The Doctor is very friendly and she has spent appropriate time to help me.
- Enanu H
Patient Review by mary C
I have been with Doctor E. Teckle for 17 years. She did a very good job for me, she did her best to fix my teeth. I have nothing to complain, but appreciate her very much. Thank you Doctor Teckle.
- mary C
Patient Review by Feven E
Whenever I take my kids or I go there I always welcomed and they do anything to protect Our teeth . I love them they are The best .
- Feven E
Patient Review by KA L
I plan to be a patient of Dr. Tekle for many years
- KA L
Patient Review by Martha callejas P
doctor teckle is the best dentist in silver spring
- Martha callejas P
Patient Review by Agnadbir S
Doctor Tekle and the staff is wonderful. I have been going there for over 20 years.
- Agnadbir S