The Hubert Family Dentistry practice is mercury free. But many patients still have older silver/mercury fillings. Besides being less attractive, silver/mercury fillings make your teeth more prone to fracture over time.
Tooth-Colored Restorations are not only more attractive – because they are far less noticeable – but they also make teeth stronger. Modern bonding technologies are allow for a strong and aesthetically pleasing tooth repair.
Besides being more noticeable and less attractive, silver fillings can erode, becoming weak to the point of breaking. The loss of filling protection presents an opportunity for cavities to form anew. The metal in this type of filling becomes fatigued and pieces can split off.
More than half of a silver filling is mercury. With time and exposure, these types of filling corrode. They can even leak and stain gums and teeth.
Modern Tooth-Colored Restorations are a safe replacement for silver fillings.
Tooth-Colored Restorations have numerous advantages. By bonding Resin onlays to the teeth, a tight and better fit is made with the tooth. This is especially useful when portions of the tooth’s structure is missing. These restorations make for a stronger tooth that stays intact.
Tooth Colored Restorations are a stronger and more attractive alternative to silver fillings. To make the change, you’ll need two appointments.