Composite/Tooth Colored Fillings
Historically, amalgam fillings, sometimes referred to as silver filling, have been the most commonly placed filling material. The major component of amalgam is mercury, not silver; and the distinctive coloration can make it very noticeable in the mouth.
Composite (tooth colored) filling options today. Sonicfill System is used by in our office, (see description under Technology).
Until recently, dental patients were often told that cosmetically superior tooth-colored restorations were not as durable as traditional metal-based restorations. This philosophy is now possible. With the modern technologies of dental adhesion, resins, lasers, and the state-of-the-art ceramics, new tooth-colored restorations are close to rivaling a natural tooth in strength, wear and function, and appearance.