Tooth Fillings in Rockford IL
We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These dental fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Our filling material is ceramic-based, Fluoride-free, and BPA-free. It is the most biocompatible, inert material that we have been able to find while also being very durable and long-lasting.
Disadvantages Of Silver Fillings
Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and lets cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, and can split.
Biting forces on the filling can act like a wedge that can cause the tooth to fracture.
Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations.
For more information, look at our Safe Amalgam Removal page.
Your Teeth Deserve Superior Care
Drs. Roger Schmidt, Pamela Schmidt, Vanja Cosic or Dunja Cosic Carlson offers a number of dental treatments that can keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. Contact us today!