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.
Because 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!
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration
You can have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored restorations (onlays). This process requires two appointments.
Your First Appointment:
- The old filling is removed along with any additional decay.
- An impression is made of your teeth. A model of your teeth is made and sent to the lab.
- A temporary onlay is placed on the tooth.
At the Lab: A resin is carefully placed into the model of your teeth. It is then designed to look natural.
Your Second Appointment:
- The temporary onlay is removed.
- A conditioning gel is placed on your tooth to prepare it for the new onlay.
- Bonding cement is placed on the tooth and a high intensity light bonds the resin to the tooth.
- The tooth is then polished.
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Patient Review by Renee F
In summary, I highly recommend Dr. Laudati and his wonderful staff. Everything about the practice is positive. They care, they TAKE CARE OF YOU, you are made to feel important and his work is outstanding. He took care of an emergency for me today that I needed desperately, and he attended to me without hesitation.…
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Patient Review by Keira I
I recently switched dentists because the previous dentist I went to put a crown in my mouth that caused me to incur headaches every day for two years. I found Dr Laudati and he has patiently rectified my problem. He is unequivically the best dentist that I have seen in a very long time. He…
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Patient Review by Brandon C
I've gone to Dr. Laudati for my dental work for the past 5 years and would go for another 5 if I wasn't moving to another state. Dr. Laudati has consistently been very friendly, extremely professional, and very caring. He and his staff have not only done my dental work, but have been very accommodating…
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Patient Review by Irena D
This doctors office is wonderful the staff is great everyone is so nice and friendly and the doctor is terrific and you can so obviously tell he cares about his work
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Patient Review by Christina M
Dr. Laudati and his staff are great. I moved into Manhattan and still come home to go to Dr. Laudati. I highly recommend him.
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Patient Review by Jaclyn M
I have been going to Dr. Laudati since I was young. He really cares about his patients. His staff is great.
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Patient Review by Diana M
Love Dr. Laudati, love his staff. I would'nt go to any other dentist .
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Patient Review by Ina C.
I started seeing Dr. Nick's father for dental care in the 70's. Needless to say, I will never go anywhere else. Dr. Nick and his staff are wonderful, especially Jessica who is efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and funny!! Going to the dentist is never anyone's favorite thing to do, but everyone here will make you feel…
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Patient Review by Mary L.
There are few professionals that I would proactively promote (let alone commute from NYC to see) - Dr. Laudati is one of them. He is caring, gentle and kids love him. I highly regard him as part of my family and a trusted friend.
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Patient Review by Jessica and Oskar Z.
Our experience with Dr. Laudati and his team could not be any better. They are very good professionals who will take their time to provide you with the best care. They are highly efficient, always on time, and very open to discuss your alternatives in case of treatment. But, most importantly, they are personable and…
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Patient Review by Sally W.
I wouldn't consider bringing my family to any other dentist, we have put our faith in Dr. Laudati and his staff for over 15 years and he has always provided excellent care and made exemplary decisions regarding our dental needs. Our dental insurance plan is very limited and Dr. Laudati and his staff have always…
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