What Are The Disadvantages of Silver Fillings?

Silver fillings were all that were available a few years ago and many people still have them but our we want you to know that there are a few disadvantages to these particular fillings. While silver may be a precious metal, it’s not entirely attractive against the white color of your teeth. If you’re embarrassed to have these silver fillings in your teeth then ask our staff about your other options.

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.

If you need fillings, make sure to ask our staff about tooth colored onlays to begin with. However, if you are looking to replace the unsightly metal in your mouth then don’t worry because we can replace your silver fillings with a tooth colored restoration. Either way, you can have a beautiful smile that you are proud to share. When you need a dentist then please give Artistic Touch Dentistry a call today.