We predominantly use composite fillings for our dental procedures. Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are made from a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles. They are preferred for their aesthetic appeal as they blend seamlessly with the natural color of teeth.

Why Choose Composite Fillings?

Amalgam is used in dentistry for a number of reasons.

  • Aesthetics: The color of composite fillings can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, making them a perfect choice for visible parts of the teeth.
  • Bonding to Tooth Structure: Composite fillings bond to the tooth structure chemically, providing further support to the tooth.
  • Versatility: These fillings are not only used for cavities but can also repair chipped, broken, or worn teeth.
  • Tooth-Sparing Preparation: Less tooth structure needs to be removed compared with amalgam fillings when removing decay and preparing for the filling.

While we are not a mercury-free practice and there are occasions where amalgam fillings might be necessary, we use composite fillings 99% of the time due to their advantages. Our team will evaluate each case individually to decide the best course of treatment.

We understand the importance of both the health and appearance of your smile. Our composite fillings are not only durable and safe but also provide a more natural appearance, allowing you to smile with confidence.

The American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs has concluded that both amalgam and composite materials are considered safe and effective for tooth restoration.