We are a mercury-free practice. Our fillings are only done with tooth-colored composite materials.
Many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. Silver/mercury fillings are not pleasing to the eye, and we now know that silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure.
New fillings, in our office, will always be restored with tooth-colored composite material. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong. The materials used wear like natural teeth and are very strong.
Dental bonding can also be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misarranged, and is an alternative to veneers.
Bonding and fillings are typically completed in a single office visit. Most people prefer these types of restorations because the restored tooth looks like a brand new natural tooth.
If you would like more information on bonding or tooth-colored fillings, please talk to your dentist.