Dental Fillings in Chicago

Dental Amalgam

Dental amalgam is a filling material that has been used by dentists for over 150 years. A mixture of metals that typically includes silver, copper and tin, dental amalgam fillings (commonly referred to as “silver fillings”) also contain mercury, which has raised safety concerns among patients from time to time.

In response to those concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), American Dental Association (ADA) and other organizations have conducted numerous studies over several decades and have repeatedly found that the small amount of mercury released during placement and removal of amalgam fillings does not cause adverse health effects.

Amalgam fillings remain a safe, cost-effective and durable choice when it comes to the restoration of decayed teeth.

Dental amalgam is a filling material that has been used by dentists for over 150 years. Amalgam is a mixture of metals that typically includes silver, copper and tin, and mercury. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), American Dental Association (ADA) and other organizations have have repeatedly found that the small amount of mercury released during placement and removal of amalgam fillings does not cause adverse health effects.

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Composite Fillings

We also provide composite or “tooth-colored” fillings. There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations.They serve an important purpose for teeth that are visible when smiling, providing an aesthetic benefit not afforded by silver fillings. Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations sometimes contain fluoride this can also help prevent decay. The ADA supports composite materials in small or mid-size fillings on teeth that are exposed to moderate pressure from chewing, and acknowledges that they are a good choice for a more natural-looking filling.

If you still have concerns about fillings, please don’t hesitate to call our office! It is important to us that you fully understand all available options when it comes to your oral health.

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