Mercury Free Dentistry & “Silver Filling” Replacement
Dental technology has evolved greatly since the days of “silver fillings.” Today, dentists have the technology to use very strong composite resins or porcelain to create perfectly natural-looking white fillings which can actually strengthen your teeth and improve the look of your smile.
In addition to offering composite fillings, Cosmetic Dentists of Houston also offers filling replacements for patients who want to safely remove amalgam or old silver fillings.
Call 713-622-1977 or come visit our Houston office for a Free Mercury Free Dental Consultation to learn more about white fillings and amalgam removal.
The Benefits of Composite-Resin Fillings
In addition to being more natural-looking, composite fillings have several advantages over amalgam, or silver fillings:
- Mercury Free Dentistry: “White” fillings do not contain mercury, so they are better for your health.
- Natural Appearance: Composite-resin fillings can be customized to match your natural tooth color for a more natural-looking smile.
- Long-Lasting: White fillings adhere to the tooth, actually helping to hold it together, unlike silver fillings.
- Less Tooth Removal: More tooth structure is saved when placing composite fillings than with amalgam.
- Better Aesthetic: Composite resins can be hand crafted to actually improve your smile!
Dr. Amanda Canto uses the Isolight System when removing silver fillings to minimize all mercury exposure during your amalgam removal.
“Historically, dentists used silver fillings because they served a purpose. It was the strongest material available at the time, and this was needed especially for fillings in the back of the mouth, which need to be especially durable. Today however, dentistry has evolved with the creation of very strong, natural-looking composite resins, which can be used in both the front and back teeth. These composite fillings are more durable, better looking and healthier for both you and the environment than yesterday’s mercury-containing amalgam fillings.“
~Dr. Amanda Canto, DDS