An Invisible Alternative to Metal Fillings
There are several options or types of dental fillings. In the past, most dentists used silver or gold to make fillings. Silver is a stable compound made with mercury, silver and traces of other metals. Aside from being unattractive, there have been concerns about dental fillings
containing mercury affecting a patient’s health. Though there has not been conclusive proof that silver fillings are harmful, many people prefer non-metal fillings.
At Eastwood Dental Office, we offer tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin. Composite resin fillings are made of a plastic material. The resin color is custom matched to the patient’s own tooth color. This provides the patient with a more natural look and feel, as well as an alternative to metal fillings.