We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. we know that by design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Silver fillings expand and contract with hot and cold temperatures and form fractures in the teeth. They also corrode and the margins roll due to the acidic environment in the mouth. This results in the tooth not being protected from the bacteria that cause decay.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations is bonded it creates a tighter seal and can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth. The result is a beautiful smile!