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 and the resin wears like natural teeth!
The result is a beautiful smile!
Changed to my dentist. I always had trouble getting numb and required numerous injections. The sedation dentistry made it a great experience. I have since been back to have my teeth cleaned. Holly was great!
- Nina H
The staff is very professional and kind. This is the first dental office I've been comfortable in. I'm terrified of dental offices and procedures, but I really could've went to sleep in the chair. The procedure was virtually painless. Dr. Wiedower was great.
- Jerry N
Everyone is fantastic and even checked up on me the day after the procedure because I was having some pain. It seems like a simple thing, just a phone call but little things matter a whole lot!
- Jason M
Everyone is very nice and helpful. Dentist and assistant explain what they're doing which eases my mind.
- Trent H
I work with adults with intellectual disabilities. All the staff are so kind to our clients. Dr. Wiedower does an exceptional job to ensue they are comfortable and try to understand what he is doing. He is very patient and caring. An exceptional Dr and staff. Thank you for caring so much for our clients.
- Debbie T
I highly recommend Westport Dental because they go the extra mile in making my family and I feel comfortable in every visit. Dr. Wiedower and his staff are true professionals in every sense of the word. They are extreme knowledgable in what do and yet have the human element to patiently explain and answer any questions or doubts my family and I have. Everything from our insurance policy on financing my fillings I did yesterday to the guided procedures of a root canal for a family member, they definitely helped take care of us. It's totally true when it comes to the cliche of finding professional help: "In this country you need three things; a good lawyer, a forgiving priest, and a great doctor." We found our doctor.
- Tony L
Before coming here I was really afraid of the dentist! You guys have changed my mind drastically about receiving dental procedures! The awesome customer service and the genuinely nice staff makes the difference! You guys are the BEST!
- Allen T
Very friendly. Doctor extremely kind and knows his stuff! Very smart man. Both I and my son are patients . We are happy with our choice of dentist
- Sonia H
Love the friendliness of the staff! Not only do they care for your teeth but are genuinely interested in the patient!
- Hope W
Very professional, great atmosphere, excellent staff
- Caitlyn Jones
Dr. Wiedower has been our family dentist for over 20 years. He has cared for our children's teeth as they have grown from baby teeth to adults, and he has taken excellent care of my teeth and gums as I have also grown older. His staff is excellent-- everyone is very professional, but also very friendly and caring. I highly recommend the services at Westport Dental.
- Alix S