Current research on the use of dental amalgam supports that amalgam continues to demonstrate clear advantages in many applications over other restorative materials, especially in relation to the average duration of restorations. Tooth Coloured Restorations create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth.
These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
Disadvantages of Silver fillings:
Although amalgam fillings release minute amounts of mercury vapour, current scientific consensus supports the position that amalgam does not contribute to illness. It is recognized that there are individuals who are specifically sensitive or allergic to the components of amalgam and amalgam may not be suitable for all patients and in all circumstances.
Advantages of Tooth-Coloured Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-coloured restorations. Resin restorations 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!
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Coloured Restoration
You can have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-coloured restorations. Protective measures such as the Rubber Dam and a high volume suction are used to eliminate any potentially harmful mercury vapours. The silver filling is removed, any decay or problem areas are treated, and a bonded tooth-coloured restoration is placed to restore the tooth back to its nature shape and size.