Most people recognize dental amalgams as silver fillings. Dental amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and copper. Mercury, which makes up about 50 percent of the compound, is necessary to bind the metals together to provide a strong, hard, durable filling. There is a lot of controversy surrounding the use of dental amalgam due to the toxicity of mercury. However, it is still an ADA (American Dental Association) approved material used by many dentists today. Our philosophy at Las Vegas Smile Center, has been not to use dental amalgam in our office for the past 20 years. We believe that with the advent of new dental technology and materials, we can offer better service to our patients. Therefore, we use bonded composite resin, tooth-colored fillings to restore decayed teeth or to replace old amalgam fillings back to optimal oral health. Tooth-colored fillings have several advantages over silver/amalgams. They look natural, and they actually bond to your teeth therefore lessening the chance of a tooth fracture.
If you need to replace your silver fillings, call us at 702.433.6825 or Book Online.