Composite Fillings

composite-fillings-square In the past, patients who had cavities were automatically given metal fillings. Now, however, composite fillings are one of the most popular ways to treat a cavity and restore a tooth’s health and strength. We provide composite fillings in our office to provide patients with the most attractive and natural-looking solution for cavities.

What are composite fillings?

Composite fillings are dental fillings made of a resin composite, as opposed to silver amalgam, gold, or other materials that are sometimes used. We use a resin composite material to fill the cavity and restore the tooth’s strength and stability without compromising the tooth’s aesthetic.

Brief history about composite fillings

Composite fillings became a popular choice beginning in the 1990s, as concern grew about the mercury in dental fillings. The popularity of tooth-colored fillings has increased dramatically in the last 20 years, as many people find silver fillings to appear dated and unsightly.