Do we use silver fillings


Do we use silver fillings?

We stopped using silver fillings or amalgams in the practice probably 16 – 17 years ago. Mainly because of the mercury that’s contained in those restorations. There’s some great techniques, some great materials that are out there that we use to replace those. It could be composite restorations that are tooth colored and bond to the teeth and help support the tooth and strengthen it. We also use porcelain restorations that look so lifelike and look just like the natural tooth that we’re replacing. So there’s some great alternatives out there today to use instead of the silver fillings that have been used in the years past.


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