We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury (amalgam) fillings in their mouths from years past. Composites 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 can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored (composite) Restorations.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resins are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. The tooth remains intact and stronger. 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 (composites). Just ask us today!