White fillings are a safe alternative to old silver amalgam fillings, which are a silver alloy made up of copper, tin, and mercury.
Mercury is known for its controversial health effects, and thus is not present in white fillings.
An astounding amount of patients actually choose to replace their amalgam fillings with white fillings. The bonding agents found in white fillings allow for the white resin to bond directly to the natural tooth. This process ensures a strong bond, a healthy, chip-resistant tooth, and it is much more appealing than the metallic look of the old silver fillings.
If you are looking for a more conservative option, you might want to consider tooth bonding. This is especially recommended for patients who have sensitive teeth, as there is less tooth grinding involved in the preparation.
When a tooth is grey and dead, a crown becomes necessary, but only as a last resort. In today’s world of high tech tooth bonding and mercury-free white fillings, there is no reason for you to be ashamed of discolored or chipped teeth. At Stamford Dental Spa, we are dedicated to restoring your smile back to its beautiful, healthy condition.
Trust your smile to Stamford Dental Spa! We use beautiful white fillings and bondings to restore smiles without the need for metal. Schedule your consultation by calling us at (203) 628-2077 today.