Inlays and Onlays are tooth-colored restorations that are used in place of silver fillings on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. Cosmetic fillings look extremely natural and typically require that far less of the tooth be removed during restoration.
The silver hued material that was used by dentists for decades is called dental amalgam. Dr.Trout was one of the first dentists in the coastal Georgia area to stop using this material once it was found to contain a high concentration of mercury (approximately 50%) in the compound. Research shows that low levels of mercury vapor are released over the lifetime of the amalgam filling. The amount of mercury vapor released increases when the tooth is exposed to hot or cold beverages or grinding of the teeth. Exposure to mercury vapor has been linked to brain and kidney conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or multiple sclerosis. Contact our practice today to schedule your complimentary consultation to discuss the safe removal of amalgam from your mouth.