Composite / Tooth-colored Fillings

 

Amalgam (mercury silver filling)

 

Composite Restoration

 

We have the ability to restore your teeth with tooth-colored materials. Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small to mid-size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam (mercury silver filling). Composite restorations on a new cavity allow the dentist to make a more conservative repair to the tooth.