Dental Fillings & Restorations in Frederick MD

Do I Need a Filling?

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.

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What are 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.

What are the advantages of tooth-colored restorations?

There are real 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. Since 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:

  1. The old filling is removed along with any additional decay.
  2. An impression is made of your teeth. A model of your teeth is made and sent to the lab.
  3. 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:

  1. The temporary onlay is removed.
  2. A conditioning gel is placed on your tooth to prepare it for the new onlay.
  3. Bonding cement is placed on the tooth and a high intensity light bonds the resin to the tooth.
  4. The tooth is then polished.

Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!

Need a Filling?
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Barry S. Edland DDS, P.A.

5 out of 5 stars based on 8 Fillings / Restorations reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Been coming here 23 years. Dr. Edland does it right !! He makes sure you, the patient are comfortable and pain-free. His work is flawless. You don't leave the office until both you and Dr. Edland are totally satisfied with the end- product. He is very knowledgeable and educates his patients as he works. It is a patient - doctor partnership in this practice. The staff is awesome and very personable as well, especially their professional greeter dog Emmitt. Dr. Edland is the best, even if he is an Orioles fan-lol !!

- Liz S

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Visited Dr. Edland because I had a dental emergency, and my dentist was recovering from medical procedure. Loved the staff, the office, and the care I received! Will recommend Dr. Edland to everyone. Thank you for taking such good care of me at a moment's notice.

- Susan C

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My entire family (3 generations) have received our dental care with Dr. Edland's office for over 20 years. Kim has been my hygienist for years and is very thorough; Laura is also a wonderful hygienist. Sandy, is such a capable, friendly receptionist who will schedule appointments and assist with all billing. Edy is Dr. Edland's caring and knowledgable assistant. With a most pleasant "bedside" manner, Dr. Edland is a perfectIonist and is not satisfied until he knows he has done his best and your bite is comfortable. He made a 3 tooth bridge for me 20 years ago and it still fits perfectly. He also made a night guard for me probably 10 years ago that I continue to wear every night. The office keeps up with the latest dentistry skills and cosmetic practices. I would trust my dental care to no one else!

- Lucinda N

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I highly recommend Dr. Edland. I have been to various dentist's and have had very bad experiences from their care. This has led me to dislike going to the dentist and become very anxious about the whole experience. In search of another dentist, I was referred to Dr. Edland. After my first visit, I was really happy with the care I received. He informed me that I needed some work done and gave me advise based on his knowledge of dentistry. He was very professional and caring. I have been to Dr. Edland to have some fillings done and was impressed with his work ethic and rapport with his staff. He really takes his time with you and works with his staff as a team. Throughout the services, he assures that I am doing okay and that the procedure remains pain free. He is a perfectionist and puts his work and your wellbeing first. Having Dr. Edland as my dentist has decreased my anxiety tremendously. He makes me feel very comfortable. I am thankful to have found such a great dentist!

- Kristy L

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Dr. Edland is an excellent dentist. He goes above and beyond to minimize pain and discomfort. My first visit to the office, I was welcomed by the staff and felt comfortable with the pleasant environment. He looks out for the patients best interest and truly cares. He has a great rapport with his assistant and dental hygienist's. His staff combines professionalism with genuine concern for the patient. Its so nice to be seen by a medical professional who truly cares and takes his time. Hes gentle, caring, and a perfectionist. I highly recommend Dr. Edland!

- Terri L

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Dr. Edland is the best around

I've been to several dentists in the Frederick area and Dr. Edland is the best around.

- Dan M

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I literally cried tears of joy when I saw the results

My search for the right cosmetic dentist was long and difficult... It ended yesterday when I found Dr. Edland and his staff... I literally cried tears of joy when I saw the results. My sister asked me if I think I found the perfect dentist..? I said, YES! 🙂

- Anonymous

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Excellent, very skilled, professional

I have been coming to Dr Edland for over 20 years, he is excellent, very skilled, professional, and very oriented to Patient care. He does not push un-needed services and his rates for people like me with no insurance, are always reasonable. I would highly recommend Dr Edland. He takes care of my Family as well. His office and work stations are clean, he is almost always on time, and he employs a great office staff. Edie and Kim are the most nurturing people, they really care about their work and the service they provide.

- John P

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