Tooth Fillings

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.

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!

Sunset Dentistry

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clean, friendly professional- very cool and updated equipment

- j f

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Very professional, gentle and personable care!

- Diarmuid M

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Excellent experience, start to finish.

- Neal B

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Great visit! I got three fillings filled and it was nice to see everyone again. I didn't experience any discomfort. Normally it takes me a while to get numb but it only took one shot. I sat and listened to music on my ipod as they worked on my mouth and they let me pick something on Netflix to watch. Dr. Morghem even took pictures of my teeth afterward to show me the finished fillings. Thanks for fixing my teeth up 🙂

- Vanessa C

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The technology at this office is amazing and the interaction with every last person is even more amazing. Highly recommended.

- Kevin H

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A great combination of skill, professionalism and humanity.

- Alan J

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My experience at Sunset Dentistry was the best I've received in the city. Dr. Morghem had my best interest in mind and was very friendly, considerate, and experienced. Milton and Olga were friendly as well and did a great job at taking care of my teeth. I would highly recommend Sunset Dentistry!

- Jacqueline L

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Great dentist. Definitely plan on coming back.

- Levi S

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I recently required quite a bit of attention in my mouth and I'm happy to say I was very well cared for by Dr. Morghem and her staff. Olga gave me the best cleaning of my life, Milton took very comprehensive X-Rays and assisted Dr. Morghem like he was her right hand and Jasmine was so very attentive and proficient at the front desk. Love Sunset Dentistry and for the first time ever regarding the dentist, I'm looking forward to my next visit! 🙂

- Nicki P

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My entire experience with Dr. Morghem and Sunset Dentistry was outstanding, she made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions. I felt like she did a great job educating me on my dental health and recommending areas I need to work on. Her office and staff are very welcoming and made me feel at home. After going to several dentists in the city I know which one I will be returning to!

- Sean S

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I would first like to thank Dr. Ralph E. Hoffman for eight excellent years of care. He has impressed me once again by seamlessly transitioning me to Dr. Sophya N. Morghem. I'm happy to say she and the rest of the staff are equally as great, and will be seeing me for years to come. Thank you all again! -Kevin H.

- Kevin H

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I brought my 4 young kids here, ages 5-9, & they had a great experience. Staff were friendly & welcoming & Dr. Morghem made them feel so comfortable they didn't want to leave. Highly recommend!

- Tuni W

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