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.

Strengthen Weakened Teeth With Fillings

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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!

Barry S. Edland DDS, P.A.

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Cracked tooth, easy experience. Fixed and ready to go. No crown!

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The entire office is amazing. They are all so pleasant and knowledgeable. We're able to schedule me quickly and explained everything in terms easily understood. Highly recommend!

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Best dentist around! Everything about the experience at the office is 12/10! Couldn’t recommend a better place!

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Friendly, courteous, very professional care. Kim was my hygienist today She is funny, easy going and very informed

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Had a great experience with very little pain and would recommend this to anyone who needs Dentures or dental work great job thank you all

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Love this dental practice. All are very professional and friendly! I’m so happy to be a patient here and HIGHLY recommend to others!

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Just returned from my 6-month checkup to Dr. Edland. He runs a fabulous practice, even in the midst of the pandemic. As a p/t professor at U. of MD Dental School,he is on top of latest innovations in dentistry and has installed an excellent air flow system in his office, so I feel comfortable going there during the pandemic. He and his staff are knowledgeable, professional and friendly, and I have recommended Dr. Edland to friends, and will continue to do so in the future.

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Dr.Edland, is awesome. I would recommend him to anyone!!

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Dr . Edland has been our dentist for years. He not only a very good dentist but also very caring.

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The office is clean and comfortable. Patients are spread out. The receptionist is the most consistently friendly person I have professionally dealt with. The dental assist is compassionate and helpful. I have never been a good patient when it comes to needles and I have never had a dental experience when I absolutely never felt even a pinch from the needle. Aside from opening my mouth, I would not know I was having dental work. Truly a first experience for me and I am 61 yrs of age. Dr. Edland and all of the staff took into consideration my fear from previous experiences and went out of their way to ensure I was relaxed. The ease of finding out the cost ahead of time and checking out was flawless.

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