Composite fillings will improve and rejuvenate your smile. For well over 100 years, cavities were filled with metal alloys, including silver and mercury (amalgam fillings). It was perfectly normal to see dark spots in someone’s mouth when they laughed.
Nowadays, you can get your cavities, as well as any other smaller hollow areas in your teeth, filled with composite fillings. Composite fillings are made from resins that are matched to your tooth color – so they become invisible when applied.
Composite fillings also provide an excellent seal on the affected area, so that tooth decay can be prevented. The factors that go into our decision to use composite fillings include:
- Location of the affected area in the mouth
- Size of the area the needs to be filled
- The preference of the patient regarding the use of metals in the mouth
- Allergies to metal the patient might have
If you would like to get any additional information about composite fillings or simply want a second opinion, please call us for your complimentary consultation.