In dentistry, there has been a lot of debate around the use of mercury based fillings in adults and children. Mercury based fillings also known as Amalgam fillings have been used for many years in dentistry and some dentists argue that they are safe to be placed in patient’s teeth.
Here at Pearl Dental Clinic we like to give our patients the choice of having metal fillings or composite white fillings or even longer lasting white ceramic inlays. White fillings bond to tooth tissue, however mercury based fillings do not have any bonding and just fill the cavity created.
In some cases with white fillings, one can be more conservative and therefore reduce the tooth cutting required to restore the tooth.
At our clinic, we can remove your old mercury based fillings safely and replace them with a suitable substitute that is cosmetically more pleasing and does not contain any mercury. The whole treatment can take few visits to replace a full mouth of silver fillings depending on the number of restorations that you have.
Also, by using the WAND™ computerized painless injection system we can eliminate the dreaded injection pain and make your dental experience a much more pleasant one.