Tooth decay is the number one preventable disease in the world today. Decay can lead to painful infections if not treated properly. If you’re looking for a Chicago dentist to treat your decay, we at Chicago Styles Smiles use the latest in technology to properly diagnose and treat tooth decay. Dr. Dow and Dr. Fisher use only tooth colored fillings to provide you with the best outcome possible. We are one of Chicago’s mercury-free dental practices.


Silver Fillings

Silver fillings have many drawbacks: they can wear down, corrode, or weaken the tooth leading to fractures. At Chicago Styles Smiles Drs. Dow and Fisher use new techniques which are aesthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.

Disadvantages of Silver Fillings

Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver fillings wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and can let bacteria causing cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of silver fillings expands, contracts, and can split. Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums. Thankfully, silver fillings can safely be replaced with tooth-colored restorations.

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