Composite (white) fillings are an attractive, durable alternative to almalgam (silver fillings). While silver fillings contain the harmful toxic substance mercury, white fillings are mercury free and blend in seamlessly making them very natural and attractive. The life span of a composite filling is usually 7-10 years.
The U. S. government has banned mercury in pesticides and interior paint, but not in dental fillings.
While there’s controversy about the possible health consequences of mercury filling (read this article on Wikipedia), one thing’s certain: new materials and technologies allow me to replace old mercury fillings in a way that looks completely natural and healthy.
Should you lose a mercury filling, or if you simply want to upgrade your smile, call me for a free consultation.