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Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
8301 Whitley Road, Fort Worth, TX 76148
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Alloy Fillings

We don’t usually do silver fillings anymore, because they contain a small amount of mercury. The mercury is bound to the silver in a compound that is very stable and only very small amounts of the mercury are detectable. Never-the-less, silver fillings are unattractive, although they do last a long time and are very durable. In some cases where high strength is needed, or if the filling is in an area, below the gum that we can’t keep dry, your dentist may elect to use a silver filling. At our office, this is very rare.