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.
This material has been developed as an off shoot of a space age material used on many NASA space flights. This is our primary material used for preparing teeth with small to moderate loss of tooth structure due to decay, chips or fractures of the tooth structure. It is a very strong durable material that can be chemically bonded to the tooth’s surface. Some of these composite resins contain fluoride which offers another level of cavity prevention for the tooth. They are applied by using a mild etching acid and liquid bonding resin and are often set or cured with high intensity halogen/quartz or Led lights. The shade of the material applied is matched to the color of the tooth. The material is adjusted and polished so your bite is comfortable and it is aesthetically pleasing. The procedure is completed in a single visit and can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. However, since the plastic resin used is not quite as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it may chip or break easier than your natural teeth.These composite fillings may periodically need to be replaced or repaired depending on the stress placed upon the tooth as well as the care of the tooth.
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