Amalgam fillings, also known as metal or silver fillings, are known to have a small percentage of mercury and other metals in their composition. Although dental amalgam has been used by dentists for many years as a cheap and reliable material to fill teeth that have cavities, many people have become concerned about the possible long term health impact of this dental material. Studies have also shown that over time amalgam fillings can slowly expand resulting in cracks and fissures forming in the teeth which often can lead to a tooth cracking or breaking and requiring further treatment.
If you have concerns about the mercury content of amalgam fillings or their appearance, Dr. Roth can replace the metal fillings with composite, tooth colored fillings.
The composite resin material can last for many years, and comes in a variety of shades. Dr. Roth is able to very closely match the shade of the composite material to that of your natural tooth color, so your fillings blend naturally for a perfect smile.