Tooth Colored Fillings

No on wants to hear the news they have a cavity and in the past, this news was especially frustrating as it meant that a ‘silver’ filling would be necessary to correct the problem and that metal-colored filling would be noticeable when you smile for the rest of your life. Dentistry has come a long way over the years and those silver, or as they’re called in the dental industry, ‘amalgam’ fillings, are a thing of the past. Now tooth-colored fillings which are made of safer materials and are completely unnoticeable when you smile are an easy solution when tooth decay strikes.

Why Choose Tooth Colored Fillings?

Over the years research has shown that silver, or amalgam fillings, may not be as safe as everyone once thought. Made with ingredients such as mercury, a known neurotoxin, many patients have sought after a safer alternative. Tooth-colored fillings are made with a composite material which is thought to be safer and more natural in appearance.

Are Amalgam or Silver Fillings Really That Bad?
How Long Do Tooth Colored Fillings Last?

If you’re interested in learning more about tooth-colored fillings or you’d like to schedule an appointment, call us today at 623-748-5162.