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Why Replace Your Silver Fillings? Marietta, GA

Why Replace Your Silver Fillings?

Multiple same day crowns and onlay before and after photo.

In past decades, silver fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, were the primary choice for restoring an area of tooth decay. In fact, if you are now an adult, you may even have silver fillings still in your mouth from when you were a child. With the advancement of modern dentistry, however, dental fillings have improved substantially. Instead of amalgam, dentists now use composite resin as the go-to solution for cavity repair.

There are many advantages to choosing a composite filling or having your old silver fillings replaced with the resin alternative.

Improved Aesthetics: A major value in composite resin is that it blends naturally with your teeth because it is made of white, tooth-colored material.

Less Recurrent Decay: Because composite resin is able to provide smoother, and better bonded margins, it can help protect the tooth from future plaque accumulation and decay.

Biocompatibility: Amalgam is a type of metal that does not bond well with your teeth. Thus, you may experience cracking in your tooth over time. Composite resin, however, is biocompatible and bonds strongly to the tooth to seal the dentin layer and prevent tooth damage.

Less Invasive: Composite filling require less removal of existing tooth structure, compared to past silver filling procedures.

Safer: While often a topic of debate, amalgam fillings have been considered as a safety risk by many due to their mercury composition. Although it is only a slight amount in silver fillings, composite fillings have no trace of mercury or metal component to worry about.

To learn more about composite, tooth-colored fillings or to find out how existing mercury fillings are safely removed, please call Gilreath Family Dentistry.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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