White, Tooth-Colored Fillings
Fillings are used after a tooth has encountered a cavity to prevent it from further decay. Fillings used to be made of silver and mercury or gold, which many people are used to, but now there is a new type of white resin, tooth-colored fillings which make them less noticeable because its color matches the color of the tooth. Sometimes a tooth may have a large filling and there is very little tooth left to support the filling and you need a new crown or cosmetic dentistry.
Removal of Mercury Fillings
For decades dentists have used silver and mercury fillings even though mercury is well known to be highly toxic to humans. People who have these silver and mercury fillings are increasingly realizing they need to get that mercury removed, but not all dentists know how to properly remove it. Don’t assume just because another dentist told you the mercury’s gone, that it actually is gone. Read more about our process for removing mercury fillings.
—Dr. Ted Reese
At Indianapolis Dentistry, we take into account your whole body’s health, which is why we practice integrative dentistry.