If a mouth full of dark, unattractive silver amalgam fillings is inhibiting you from smiling or laughing, consider metal filling replacement options from Gurnee, IL Cosmetic Dentist Bradley Rule.
While their unsightly appearance may be a motivating factor in seeking out possible replacement, unfortunately, their drawbacks do not end there! Amalgam fillings, made using mercury, expand and contract microscopically when exposed to temperature changes like hot coffee and cold ice cream. Over time, these repeated movements weaken the tooth, often leading to fracture and the need for larger restorations. Also, metal fillings are retained mechanically, whereas composite resin (tooth-colored) fillings and porcelain onlays and inlays are chemically bonded. Which basically means that the same cavity can often be restored more conservatively (removing less healthy tooth structure) with a tooth-colored filling.
So, if you’re considering doing the best thing for your health by replacing old amalgam fillings with superior bonded composite resin ones, contact the office of Dr. Bradley Rule. We can’t wait to help restore the strength and vibrant appearance of your smile!