Old metal amalgam fillings can be an eye sore, creating big blotches of metal that mar an otherwise beautiful smile. But there are other health-related problems associated with these fillings that may make you want to get them replaced.
Amalgam fillings contain mercury, which may be toxic if it enters your bloodstream. However, these fillings also result in other health issues:
- Metal amalgam fillings expand and contract with temperature changes, increasing your risk of tooth fracture
- Amalgam fillings can weaken over time, compromising your long term oral health
- Amalgam fillings change shape from the forces exerted by biting and can potentially crack over time, allowing bacteria to grow
For these reasons, Dr. Fleschler has a mercury-free and metal-free dental practice. She uses tooth colored fillings in order to provide you with a restoration that is safe, durable, and beautiful. In order to avoid the serious issues associated with old metal fillings, you may want to consider having them replaced with tooth colored fillings. Dr. Fleschler can help you with this. Not only will your teeth be healthier, but you’ll have more confidence in your smile.
To schedule an appointment to replace old metal fillings, please contact Dr. Heather Fleschler using the form at the right side of the page or call (713) 660-6500 today. We serve patients in the Houston, Texas areas of West University, Bellaire, Meyerland, and River Oaks.