There are many dentists that still use silver and mercury fillings to treat dental caries. Silver and mercury fillings are highly outdated and known to weaken the structure of the teeth, potentially causing breakage or a weaker tooth foundation. Most concerning of all, the safety of mercury fillings has been questioned, with some dentists and patients speculating about potential leakage. Not only can they be toxic to the body, they are also aesthetically unnatural which usually leads to an undesirable look.
As a Cosmetic practice, Santa Monica Esthetic Dentistry believes that fillings should be discreet, undetectable and most importantly, safe. An individual's well being is the number one priority, and is why Santa Monica Esthetic only uses porcelain fillings.
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We strive to provide our patients with the very best in dental technology, and we believe that tooth-colored restorations fit the bill. If you are interested in replacing your existing silver or mercury fillings with tooth-colored restorations, or if you have dental decay that needs repair, contact our office at (310) 458-4000 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ganesh at your earliest convenience.