“white” fillings, composite fillings, porcelain
Silver Fillings or White Fillings?
For years now, cosmetic tooth-colored fillings have been very popular. They look better, chew great and last about as long as the old silver amalgam fillings, but did you know the silver ones are nearly 50% mercury? It is no surprise that many doctors and researchers think this is a problem and some European countries have even outlawed the use of silver amalgam, but not in the United States. In fact, although we dentists are very strictly regulated as to the handling and disposal of mercury, our FDA recently reaffirmed the safety of silver amalgam. Nonetheless, in our clinic, we have not used it for over 20 years.
In my opinion, it is important to use something that works well for my patients and looks good, but without the potential side effects of mercury. If you are interested, there are plenty of research sites on the internet where you can read and decide for yourself. Just Google “dental amalgam safety”, you will get several days of reading.
If you are interested, call today to schedule a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION with me to discuss tooth-colored fillings.