Metal Free/Mercury Free Restorations

“Silver fillings” consist of dental amalgam, which is a mixture of copper, tin, silver, and mercury. This material not only has harmful chemicals, but it also requires more invasive preparation into the tooth and must extend through healthy tooth structure, which can compromise the life of a tooth.

Composite filling material is a modern filling material that begins as a gel-like substance that is light-cured into a hardened “white” plastic resin. Composites come in many different shades which allow us to match your natural tooth color. Another benefit is the minimal invasiveness required to place a composite filling. Healthy tooth structure does not need to be removed, which increases the longevity of the tooth.

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