We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) 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.
Disadvantages of Silver fillings:
Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and lets cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, and can split.
Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations.
BPA-Free Ceramic Dental Fillings
Fillings are one of the most common types of dental restorations. Dr. Silver uses BPA-free ceramic fillings. These fillings are made of a silicon oxide and contain no monomers. They are FREE OF BPA (bisphenol A) and mercury, which may be harmful to your health. Ceramic dental fillings typically require less tooth removal than amalgam (silver) fillings, and they bond with your tooth structure for a strong, lasting restoration. In addition to being a great option for maintaining your overall health and well being, ceramic fillings can be matched to your natural tooth color for an aesthetic effect. https://www.voco.dental/en/products/direct-restoration/ormocer/admira-fusion
We care for the oral and overall health of our patients by practicing biological dentistry using the safest tools and materials in the field. If you would like to learn more about our care and how it protects the health of your entire body, please contact our office today.