In the old days, the standard practice was to use silver fillings in teeth. The problem is that these silver fillings are well known for cracking. The good news is that advanced technology in bonding has produced bonding that is far superior to silver fillings. The new fillings bond tightly with your natural teeth in a way that was not possible before. As an extra benefit, in the rare instances when these fillings do crack they are far easier to repair.
Recent studies have found several weaknesses in silver fillings.
- They can eventually crack due to the constant expanding and contracting metal that is found in silver fillings.
- Silver fillings tend to wear around the edges. This causes them to become weak over time. This weakness can even cause them to break.
- If that silver filling does break, it will leave the tooth exposed and make it vulnerable to additional cavities.
- A silver filling contains 50% mercury. It may possible corrode and leak which will eventually cause your teeth and gums to become stained.
The breakthroughs in technology have opened the door for the creation of compositefillings that are far more effective and aesthetically pleasing.
Not only can we provide advanced filling and bonding treatments for those currently in need, but we can also provide help to those who are dealing with troublesome silver fillings from the past.
If you have received silver fillings from previous dental issues, we can help you eliminate future problems by replacing those old fillings with tooth-colored fillings.
We are committed to providing the most up-to-date technology to meet your needs.