We are an amalgam-free office, so we only place composite resin (tooth colored) fillings. Composite comes in a variety of shades to match the shades (colors) of teeth that vary from patient to patient.

Whereas amalgam (“silver fillings”) required tooth preparation for bulk of material to provide strength for the restoration, with composite, only the decay in the tooth or fractured tooth structure needs to be removed, as composite actually bonds to the tooth. Historically, amalgam fillings have been much more durable than composites, however, the newest generation composites provide ample strength and very esthetic finishes.