There has been some discussion lately about the safety of mercury in amalgam (silver) fillings. Dr. Singh wants you to feel completely safe and comfortable with any dental treatment we provide, and for that reason he has chosen to use only tooth-colored composite material to fill teeth.
There is no conclusive proof that mercury in amalgam fillings poses a health threat, but Dr. Singh chooses to use composite fillings at Singh Smile Care for reasons other than safety. For example, composite fillings are more aesthetically pleasing because they can be mixed to achieve a shade that matches your natural teeth perfectly.
From a purely structural viewpoint, composite fillings require the removal of less of the healthy portion of your tooth. This is important because we want to do everything to maintain as much of your natural tooth as possible. Tooth-colored composites also have the ability to expand and contract, making them adaptable to changes caused by extreme variations in temperature like those experienced when you consume hot and cold foods.
We think you’ll be pleased with the beautiful results we can achieve using tooth-colored fillings. Please contact our Phoenix dental office to learn more about the advantages of using composite material for your fillings.