Fillings, Silver/Mercury Fillings (Amalgams)

We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.

Disadvantages of Silver fillings:

Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and lets cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, and can split.

Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums.

Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with tooth-colored restorations called composites.

Advantages of Composites (dental bonding)

There are many advantages to composite restorations. Composite restorations are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Composites typically require less tooth structure to be removed. The tooth remains intact and stronger.

The result is a beautiful smile!

 

Mark A. Knollman, DDS, PA

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Going to a new dentist can be very stressful. My experience exceeded my expectations. Dr. Knollman went out of his way to welcome me. The quality of dental care exceeded any experience that I had had before. The staff is very friendly and professional. I wish I had found this practice 8 years ago when I first moved to Asheville.

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