Non Silver Metal Restorations

What are Non Silver Metal Restorations?
The practice of placing mercury based silver metal fillings in patients mouths can be replaced with composite or porcelain fillings or onlays. The elimination of dark metal fillings avoids the unaesthetic appearance that the silver fillings offer. The latest generation of composite and porcelain materials last and wear as well as or better than the silver/mercury based filling material. In addition, there is no mercury in the composite or porcelain materials. The result is a restoration that is appealing to the patient, esthetically pleasing, and really looks a lot better in the mouth. Preparation of the teeth for these type of restorations can sometimes be more conservative than the placement of the silver/mercury filling material.