Silver amalgam fillings, commonly used in dentistry, require the removal of a larger amount of healthy tooth structure to adhere properly to your tooth. Additionally, silver amalgam fillings leave a dark mark on your smile. When you laugh, speak, or yawn, your dentistry may be visible to those around you.
While silver amalgam fillings are considered safe, many patients worry about mercury levels in the materials and prefer an alternative treatment.
Tooth-colored composite fillings allow us to leave your healthy tooth structure intact. We remove only the diseased area and use etching compounds to seal your filling to your tooth. Composite fillings come in a wide variety of shades to match your natural teeth and will be undetectable to the untrained eye.