Tooth Fillings

Tooth Fillings

There has been a lot of debate going on between silver fillings compared to the composites. They do not have a very significant data to back up that silver fillings are bad, but they do have enough data to say that silver fillings do contain mercury and if it’s done in kids when they are in their developing years, there is a possibility of mercury leaking out into the dental nerve and going into the system and causing some developmental amenities.

Many patients come to us about their silver fillings from previous treatments. Aside from being obvious and unsightly, silver fillings can also weaken enamel. Silver fillings also have 50 percent mercury which can leak, corrode and stain the teeth and gums. When this kind of restoration fails or wears down, the tooth becomes exposed to bacteria build-up which can lead to decay and infection.

Today, silver fillings can be safely and effectively replaced with tooth-colored restorations. Advancements in bonding have made tooth-colored fillings a better, durable and aesthetically-pleasing choice. At Today's Dentistry, we provide beautiful, precision-crafted fillings that can blend seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth.

To learn more about tooth-colored fillings, please call our dental office at (785) 267-5010.

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