If you have had to get fillings in the past, there may be a good chance that you have gotten silver fillings, otherwise known as amalgam fillings. If you do, you have probably heard about the risks of exposure to the mercury in these fillings, which are made from a composite metallic material. If that is the case, then you should contact us to schedule an appointment for a silver filling replacement with Dr. Saylor at our Brandon practice, located near Tampa.
What Is It?
Amalgam fillings, also referred to as silver fillings, are made from a composite metallic material that contains mercury, silver, tin, and copper. They have been used in dentistry for more than 100 years, but they can contain as much as 50 percent mercury, which can be released due to temperature changes, chewing, or brushing. Mercury is an extremely toxic element, and for these reasons, it should not belong in your mouth. We believe in mercury-free dentistry, which is why we want to help you replace your silver fillings!
At our office, Dr. Saylor can help you with a silver filling replacement, using composite fillings instead, which have several benefits. The composite fillings look more natural than silver fillings, blending in better with your other teeth. They also do not contain mercury.
Am I a Candidate?
If you are in the Brandon or Tampa area and have silver fillings, you may be considering silver filling replacement with more modern composite fillings that give you a better, nicer smile. If your silver fillings are old, loose, or leaking, it may be time to replace them.
Additionally, silver fillings were designed with function in mind, but in today’s day and age, a person’s smile is one of the first things we notice about them. Your smile should match your personality — replacing your silver fillings with composite fillings will help you get that perfect smile you want.
At Larry Saylor DMD, we are a mercury-free dental practice — and we are committed to removing mercury fillings in a way that is safe for both our patients and the environment. If you are thinking of replacing your old silver fillings with the safer, more visually appealing composite fillings, call us today to schedule an appointment!
Experience a beautiful, amalgam-free smile with the help of a silver filling replacement performed by Dr. Larry Saylor by contacting us at our Brandon cosmetic dental practice near Tampa.