No More Noticeable Fillings
The silver-mercury filling was commonly used by dental practices for decades. But this metallic amalgam contrasts with the color of teeth and can be very noticeable. It also does not bond tightly to enamel, and often allows decay to set in under the filling. Patients mostly object to the appearance of a dark restoration in light teeth. They don’t like how obvious it is when they laugh or speak.
We use only modern composite resin fillings that bond tightly to teeth to greatly reduce any chance of decay setting in. Patients are very pleased with the virtually invisible filling that can be made to match the shade of the tooth. These natural-looking restorations also add strength to the remaining tooth structure and can last for years.