Amalgam fillings have been used to restore teeth for many years, and they provide reliable, durable support to keep your teeth healthy for years to come. Amalgam fillings are made up of several metals, with the majority of the composition being mercury. While many people have concerns that mercury fillings can cause harm to their overall health, many health agencies, including and FDA, has determined that amalgam fillings are safe. Composite, or tooth-colored, fillings are often made of a composite or porcelain resin that is made to match the color of your natural teeth. This means that your filling will blend in with your natural teeth, making it nearly impossible to detect. Composite fillings are also safe and very durable.
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentists will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your tooth, and then clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the tooth with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If your tooth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your smile!