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Tooth Colored Fillings

Composite resin fillings offer an array of benefits over traditional silver fillings. The dentist removes only diseased portions of the tooth, leaving the healthy tooth structure intact. Following that the tooth is restored with a composite resin that matches the color of the tooth. The adhesion (bonding) process strengthens the tooth with resilient, long-lasting and natural-looking restorations.

Over time, amalgam
(silver) fillings tend to corrode, allowing a gap and recurrent decay at the interface of the filling and tooth. Fillings may be replaced with new composite resins without irritation of sensitive periodontal (gum) tissue, and minimal loss of tooth structure. The natural aesthetics is a bonus.
 
         
Silver Filling                        Composite Filling

A few reasons why Composite Fillings are superior to Silver (Mercury) Fillings:

1. Mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive element on earth.
2. Silver (mercury) fillings turn your teeth black over time.
3. Silver (mercury) fillings expand and actually crack your teeth.
4. Mercury escapes from the fillings in the form of vapor created by chewing. It enters the bloodstream and is
delivered to all parts of the body, including the brain.
5. The typical adult carries about ten amalgam fillings containing 5 grams of mercury.
6. Studies have linked mercury exposure with a number and a variety of illesses including heart problems, high blood pressure, skin disease, allergies, chronic fatigue, depression, GI disorders, immune system suppression, neurological problems, reproductive disorders, kidney disease, repiratory disorders and even birth defects.