Our practice is mercury-free. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from the past. Tooth Colored Restorations create fillings that are not only beautiful and unnoticeable but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations (Resins). Resins are 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.
The resins used in tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride, so they also help prevent decay. The resin wears like a natural teeth does and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!
The result is a beautiful smile!
Dental Amalgam is a commonly used dental filling that has been used for over 150 years. It is a mixture of a minute amount of mercury with other metals. Amalgam has many advantages over other restorative materials, such as low cost, strength, durability, and bacteriostatic effects. However, there is controversy about the use of amalgam and whether it is a safe material.
The American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs has concluded that both amalgam and composite materials are considered safe and effective for tooth restorations.