The Benefits of Mercury-Free Fillings
Dr. Ryan Noah is a mercury-free Tulsa dentist that prefers using white composite fillings instead of amalgam fillings due to several benefits that white composite offers over amalgam.
Amalgam fillings, also called silver fillings, are actually about 50 percent mercury. Many patients are concerned about the potential health risks involved with having this level of mercury residing in their teeth.
The bonding technique used with white composite fillings actually reinforces the tooth creating a stronger, more resilient tooth. These stronger teeth are more resistant to fracture, less prone to cracking, cause less tooth sensitivity, and are easy to match to the color of your own teeth. All of these reasons make white composite fillings an excellent choice in almost all cases.
When you have old amalgam fillings that are cracking and leaking, it’s a good time to consider replacing them with more durable and healthier looking white composite fillings. Not only are they stronger, they look much nicer when you smile or laugh when everything in your mouth is white.