For years, dentists around the world filled cavities with amalgam fillings made of elemental mercury, silver, tin, copper and possibly other heavy metallic elements. While the toxicity effects of these fillings are still being debated, we have decided to use only tooth-coloured, composite fillings to remedy cavities.
Composite fillings yield a much more attractive and healthier smile with no obvious sign of dental work. We match the filling material to your tooth colour and then bond it securely for a highly durable and great looking way to protect your tooth.
In addition to looking better, these modern, tooth-coloured fillings offer practical advantages over metal fillings, such as less removal of the tooth structure, a tighter seal formed between the filling and the tooth, and they can be repaired or added onto as needed. Amalgam fillings aren’t just unsightly—they also cause further damage to the rest of the tooth and can increase the risk of future fractures.
We replace problematic amalgam fillings with composite alternatives, which have several advantages:
- more realistic colour
- preserve more of the original tooth
- tighter bond between the filling and tooth
- easily repaired if necessary