Fillings & Restoration | Scottsdale Dental Services
Tooth decay is the number one preventable disease in the world today. Decay can lead to painful infections if not treated properly. If you’re looking for a Scottsdale Dentist to treat your decay, we at Scottsdales Dentist use the latest in technology to properly diagnosis and treat tooth decay. Our oral health physicians use only tooth colored fillings to provide you with the best outcome possible. We are one of Scottsdale’s mercury-free dental practices.
Many people may 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 result in a weaker tooth structure. At Scottsdales Dentist, our doctors use new techniques which are aesthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
Disadvantages of Silver Fillings
Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver fillings wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and allows cavity causing bacteria to get started once again. With age, the metal of silver fillings expands and contracts causing teeth to split.
Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums.
Thankfully, silver fillings can safely be replaced with tooth-colored restorations.