To most people over the age of 35, fillings mean an amalgam of metal packed into a hole in the tooth; this method was not only unattractive, but actually damaged tooth structure.
At our mercury-free dental office in Olathe, KS, we use natural looking fillings that not only eliminate the obviousness of your dental work but provide added strength to weakened teeth.
Why Silver Fillings are Undesirable
Silver fillings are 50% mercury. The edges of silver fillings wear down over time, becoming weak. As the filling ages, the metal expands and contracts, leading to hairline cracks and fissures.
Bacteria can slip between these fine cracks, gaining entry to the tooth's core, and the result is often infection and further decay. The mercury starts to corrode and leak, and can cause unsightly stains on your surrounding teeth and gums.