Reasons for composite fillings:

  • Decay on a portion of any tooth
  • Desire to replace old-fashioned mercury (silver) fillings
  • Desire to maintain a white, beautiful smile
  • Minimal decay on any portion of the teeth, desire to replace smaller mercury fillings

The Solution:

A composite filling is a tooth colored quartz-like material we use at our office as we do not use any mercury or metal fillings of any kind. After tooth decay is removed and cleaned, this tooth colored material is layered into the tooth. Each layer is hardened or cured with highly intense visible light, and the final surface is shaped and polished to match the tooth. The final restoration is virtually invisible.

Advantages:

  • Mercury free
  • Tooth colored
  • Bonded to tooth surface
  • Less tooth structure removed
  • Composites are environmentally friendly (non-toxic, BPA and mercury free)

Composite fillings are more than just attractive. They are environmentally non-toxic because they use no mercury. They are stronger because they bond directly to the surface of the tooth.

Alternatives:

  • Porcelain crowns
  • Inlays/onlays

Inlays/onlays are sometimes good alternatives to composite fillings, offering excellent long term durability. In cases of extensive decay, inlays/onlays or crowns are the only alternative.

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