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!

Ukani Dental

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Overall is a very good clinic

- Graziela R

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I wish I would of found Ukani Dental a couple of years ago! They are absolutely amazing and I have 100% trust in DR. Ukani. He has come to my rescue multiple times and I greatly value and appreciate his many years of guidance and wisdom. Thank you all at Ukani Dental.

- Andrew J

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I brought my daughter in for a filling. The staff were wonderful. They were encouraging and gentle. My daughter had no problems with the procedure.

- David R

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Dr Ukani is great dentist. He was very honest . I'm on right hand. I don't go any where besides him.

- Swati P

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Dr. Ukani & STAFF very caring 7 friendly

- Bina P

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Wonderful people.

- Christina V

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Always have an excellent experience. I highly recommend Ukani Dental for all your dental needs! Especially if you have any fears, Dr Ukani is extremely gentle and caring.

- Shara S

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You all did good. 🙂

- Tim B

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Love this place

- Brandy M

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Very clean, and friendly staff.

- Margie E

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Absolutely the best doctor/dentist that I have ever experienced. Great attitude, enjoyable, fabulous staff and explains everything as well as does not try doing more than needed done. Thank you.

- Bonnie h

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Everyone from the front desk, X-rays, hygienist, to dr. Ukani were absolutely the best. Very professional and friendly and overall comforting to me and my children.

- Sara C

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Wonderful people and work

- Jim K

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Great, enjoy coming here for them to work on my teeth

- Logan H

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Highly Recommend. Great staff, friendly, awesome job. Really pleased with my treatment. Perfect for the whole family! Been coming here for years.

- Ramiro P

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Very friendly staff. Procedure was quick, efficient and painless. Thank you to all at Ukani Dental.

- Rachel B

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I like all the work that was done on me. The deep cleaning was very gentle.

- Jose T

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i do not like going to the dentist, like most people feel, however this dentist and staff make it good having to have dental work done!!!

- Denice C

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Dr. Ukani and staff are great . I take my whole family here. Great atmosphere. I highly recommend you coming here!

- Fernando P

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Being seeing Dr. Ukani for years. Best dentist!

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