Mercury Free - White (Tooth Colored Fillings)
If you have old unsightly "Silver" fillings, Dr. Ostad may recommend replacing older fillings with natural, tooth colored composite fillings for a more aesthetic, pleasant appearance.
Commonly called "Silver" fillings, these amalgam fillings contain along with other metals, trace amounts of mercury, which studies have shown to be toxic. For more information, visit the American Dental Association.
Although the FDA has announced amalgam to be a safe restorative material, Dr. Ostad exclusives places white composite material to give you a more natural smile, while retaining the original strength of the tooth.
Advantages of White Fillings:
- Composite material directly binds to the teeth, restoring most of the original structure of the tooth. Old amalgam fillings can weaken the teeth, making it more susceptible to breaking.
- Less tooth structure is removed when prepping for white fillings.
- Natural colored fillings provide a more aesthetically pleasing appearance when smiling or laughing.
- Less sensitivity to hold or cold.
- Free from toxic Mercury.
Although White vs. Silver fillings continues to be an ongoing controversy. Dr. Ostad will provide all the information necessary for you to make an informed decision about your fillings.