We strive to be a mercury-free practice as much as possible. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past and unless they are leaking or broken we keep an eye on them. Composite fillings 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.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations if the patient desires.
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Composite is 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!
Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!