Mercury-free (tooth-coloured) fillings have a wide range of benefits, including dental aesthetics, increased tooth strength or to reduce tooth sensitivity:
Replacing your amalgam (mercury) fillings with tooth-coloured fillings makes a dramatic difference to the aesthetics of your teeth and smile. In addition, tooth-coloured fillings are bonded to remaining tooth material. This cuts down on possible tooth fractures associated with amalgam (mercury) fillings.
Tooth-coloured fillings lead to stronger teeth in general. While mercury tends to weaken the structure of a tooth, composite fillings are more bonding in nature, giving you strong, healthy, white teeth.
Finally, composite (tooth-coloured) fillings may be less sensitive teeth than mercury fillings, which can cause a noticeable reaction to hot and cold substances. Therefore, removing mercury fillings creates a more pleasant eating experience and at the same time a brighter smile.