Dr. Nakhla prefers composite/resin fillings over the older, traditional silver amalgam fillings for their natural appearance and near-perfect color match we can achieve with your teeth. Composite fillings also create a chemical bond with your teeth, facilitating the conservation of natural tooth structure.
Silver mercury fillings have not been used for many years in our dental practice; it has been found that old silver fillings darken the teeth and, occasionally, gums. They also can act as wedges, leading to tooth fractures in susceptible teeth. Also, some people have concerns with mercury contamination from their silver fillings, although further research is necessary to draw a conclusion.
If a beautiful smile is your primary goal, our recommendation is when the old silver fillings need to be replaced, it’s a good time to replace all restorations in that arch. The difference between a smile with silver fillings and one with white bonded fillings is truly remarkable! Your smile will immediately brighten up with the gray/silver fillings being removed.
In the photograph below, the back teeth used to be filled with dark silver-mercury fillings and we replaced them with these beautiful bonded restorations.
Pictures coming soon