We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Dr. Levy will review your old metal fillings and determine if they need to be replaced. If so, white resin fillings will be used, or in some instances, Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) can be used to create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are aesthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
Do you still have mercury fillings? Call ☎ 716-741-9774 to make an appointment today!
Disadvantages of Silver fillings:
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.
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration
You can have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored porcelain restorations (onlays) or resin fillings.
Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!