Composite fillings act as a dentistry solution for problems such as tooth decay or cracks. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. This procedure is also utilized for cosmetic improvements of the smile by fixing any discoloration or reshaping any disfigured teeth.
Silver Amalgam Fillings
When your tooth suffers from a traumatic injury or has a cavity, we may recommend a filling. Here at Menendez Dental Associates, P.A., we specialize in silver amalgam fillings. You may hear these referred to as “silver fillings” because of their silver coloring, but they are comprised of a combination of metals. Silver amalgam fillings are made from liquid elemental mercury and a powdered alloy consisting of silver, copper, and tin. Just like other types of fillings, they can be placed in the tooth to fill any cavities or cracks along a tooth’s surface. Silver amalgam fillings are stronger than many other types of fillings and are made to last a lifetime with proper care. Additionally, silver amalgam fillings are one of the least expensive kinds of fillings used by dentists today.
Silver Amalgam fillings are often recommended to repair:
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Tooth decay
At Menendez Dental Associates, P.A., we are dedicated to providing best-in-class dental services to ensure your oral hygiene and smile are the best they can be.