Barrie Dentist does NOT use mercury containing silver fillings. There is too much evidence against the danger of mercury contained in silver mercury amalgams.
The choice of dental filling material used depends on several factors such as the location of the tooth, the occlusal load (chewing pressures) and habits such as teeth grinding, bruxism and dental materials sensitivity.
Traditional Dental Fillings
Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, may include gold, porcelain, or composite. Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are typically used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important.
There are two different kinds of fillings: direct and indirect. Direct fillings are fillings placed directly into a prepared cavity in a single visit. Indirect fillings generally are stronger and provide longer lasting. These fillings include inlays, onlays and veneers. The dentists at Georgian Dental® fabricated indirect restorations with ceramics or high tech nanoceramic polymers using 3D printing technology.