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
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations.
Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth.
Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay.
The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!
The result is a beautiful smile!