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. Composite (tooth-colored) restorations create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
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.
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Our Latest Patient Testimonial
Been a patient for a few years. Had really bad anxiety the first time I had any actual work done. Cleanings I've always been fine with, just always hated needles and shots, especially in the gums. I will admit my first shot was intense but only on a personal level because I didn't know what to expect. Dr Harding's technique is unlike any I've ever experienced and the next few shots I had to have I handled NO PROBLEM! I really like coming here and any fear of dentistry I had is no more! Every experience I have had has been VERY successful and my smile has looked its best it has ever been! My teeth were horrible before and even went downhill after braces in high school, but years later and since seeing Dr Harding....HUGE difference that I am very happy with! My girlfriend even has been asking questions and getting curious about switching from her current dentist. I think that says enough in itself. I'll gladly keep coming back!
- Ryan R