Mercury Fillings are a Sore Subject
Recently, the safety of metal fillings, in particular, has been called into question. Specifically, the toxicity of the mercury content and potential mercury poisoning has provoked questions and discussion. These questions triggered the development of metal-free, tooth-colored fillings!
At Smiles for Life Family Dentistry, all restorations made in our office are metal-free. Although some practices may promote silver-mercury amalgam fillings and metal core crowns, these restorations can appear unsightly and unnatural and have been linked with risks such as allergic reactions to metal, discoloration of the smile, and inflammation.