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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
This one most people can see for themselves although it usually takes seeing a picture of themselves to realize just how visible the silver fillings are in their smiles. Amalgam fillings can show up as grayed or darkened areas on individual teeth or as shiny dark patches depending on whether you’re seeing the darkening effect of a large filling or the filling itself.
 

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
Removing the amalgam and replacing it with a more clinically advanced tooth-colored restoration is a double win because it both brightens and corrects tooth darkening and it stops the expansion and contraction that contributes to weakened teeth.

 

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I’d like to recommend Dr. John Bec and his entire staff for one of the best patient experiences that I’ve ever had. I was in for an emergency with an acute pain on my teeth and they treated me immediately. I was also impressed with the systematization of their processes, which I’m sure, contributed to the excellent service. 2 thumbs up for these knowledgeable and nice people!

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Allen

Had both upper and lower all-on-4 fixtures done. Dr. Bec and his staff are extremely professional and friendly. Best dental experience I’ve ever had and worth every penny.
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