Recently, a new patient asked about our view on mercury fillings and tooth colored fillings. It seems, even TODAY, that dentists are telling patients that mercury fillings last longer than tooth colored ones, yet most dentists would not place them in their family’s mouths.
The reality is, whether you agree that mercury fillings are poisonous or not, amalgam fillings break teeth. Well placed bonded fillings last longer, as they are more conservative and are sealed into place.
If you feel that your dentist is practicing to a standard of 30 years ago, perhaps you should call Dr Timmerman and see what your options are. Mention “Google” and your exam is FREE!