Silver Amalgam Filling Replacement
Are Silver Amalgam Fillings Darkening Your Teeth?
Let’s be honest, most everyone knows that old amalgam fillings contain mercury. What gets a lot less press is that fact that amalgam fillings, though durable and relatively inexpensive, have two little-known dark secrets: they darken teeth and lead to fractures.
Amalgam darkens teeth
Amalgam fillings and fractures
Although amalgam fillings are a long-lasting restoration, they can possibly cause tooth fractures. They are made from a mix of metals that constantly expands and contracts with temperature changes in the mouth. Over many years, this micro expansion and contraction is thought to apply pressure on the surrounding tooth structure, causing the tooth to weaken over time and contributing to fractures.
Modern Restorations are Whiter and Healthier