We are a mercury-free dental practice. However, many people still have silver (mercury) fillings from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye and silver fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Tooth colored (composite) restorations create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are aesthetically pleasing and very strong, thanks to new bonding technologies.
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration:
Silver fillings can be replaced with tooth colored restorations. The silver filling is removed and the tooth is then cleaned, bonded, and a tooth colored filling is placed. This rids the tooth of the grayish look, which is the stain from the corroding silver filling. Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, in addition to being stronger and more protected!