Dental fillings are the most common treatment for moderate tooth decay. The filling is applied to the tooth after it has been cleaned of decay in order to replace lost tooth enamel. Our dentists use tooth-colored fillings when decay is present. This tooth-colored material adds strength to the tooth without compromising its aesthetics.
Replace Metal Fillings
We are 4Excellence In Dentistry, Levittown, NY. We are proud to offer the best value in General and Cosmetic Dentistry on Long Island. Our dentistry is painlessly done and we make it affordable. We can replace those old silver metal fillings with tooth colored bonded fillings so that your teeth are healthier and your smile is more attractive.
What are mercury-free white fillings?
Our composite white fillings are made of composite resin- they are mercury and metal free. They are strong and durable. Composite resin is the modern, safe choice for restoring decayed teeth, and for replacement of old corroded silver amalgam fillings.
Advantages of White Fillings
- Composite fillings integrate with the tooth- they actually bond to the tooth to make it stronger. Research shows after a composite filling, the tooth is 85% the strength of the tooth before it had any fillings at all.
- Appearance wise, they look more natural and attractive.
- They insulate the tooth from temperature changes. Silver fillings conduct hot and cold and can cause pain.
- There is less drilling with tooth colored fillings. More of your own tooth is left.>
- Composite fillings are mercury and metal free.
Why replace silver mercury fillings?
The biggest problem with the silver amalgam is the 50% mercury used in its fabrication. Mercury is a toxic substance, implicated in over 30 diseases including Alzheimer’s, Asthma, Depression, Arthritis, and Sleep Disorders.
Several countries including Canada, Norway, Germany, Denmark, and others have advised dentists against using mercury fillings in pregnant women. Our own Food and Drug Administration indicates that the mercury in dental amalgams may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetuses.
Current research shows that mercury vapor can be released when a person chews his food, or even when a person clenches or grinds their teeth. This is very common- as much as 60% of the population does this inadvertently either during the daytime or at night.
How We Feel
It is inevitable that the US Food and Drug Administration will eventually ban the use of mercury because of its toxicity. It’s only a matter of time. As your old silver fillings deteriorate or decay, we recommend replacing them with beautiful composite bondings. Take a look at our results. These procedures are covered by dental insurance!