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. Composite Restorations create fillings that are beautiful and unnoticeable. 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 and contracts, and can split. Fortunately, most silver fillings can be safely replaced with tooth colored restorations known as Composite fillings.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Composite fillings are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth.
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration
You can have your silver fillings replaced with tooth colored restorations (Composite fillings). This process can be done in a single appointment.