Silver filling material (alloy) contains mercury. Many researchers and patients are concerned about the placement of mercury in their bodies.
Dr. Shoup has not used mercury fillings for over 30 years. There are tooth colored materials, and of course gold, that restores the strength and health back to the teeth. We also utilize all ceramic systems (porcelain) that have no metal at all.
In today’s world, if a patient prefers not to use any metal, it can be done. Veneers, crowns, bridges and fillings can all be restored without metal.
Dr. Shoup would be happy to discuss which materials will work best for you.