Traditional metal-fillings are very strong and durable, but they have 3 distinct drawbacks. One, they always leave an obvious gray mark on a tooth. Two, the metal doesn’t actually bond to the enamel, which makes the actual tooth more likely to crack around it over time. And three, they also contain mercury, which is a big concern for both patients and the environment.
This is why our practice only uses tooth-colored fillings. They can be specially shaded to blend with a patient’s natural tooth color. They bond directly to the enamel, which makes the tooth stronger, and it’s mercury free. What’s not to love?
If you have a slightly damaged tooth that needs repair or if you’d like to replace your old metal fillings, please contact us for an appointment today.