Are amalgam fillings bad for you? Not necessarily. The American Dental Association has indicated that the mercury levels in amalgam fillings are considered safe. But at New Concord Family Dental, we choose to take no chances with your health and offer tooth-colored fillings as a more conservative cavity treatment option.
With tooth-colored fillings, you don’t have to worry about hiding your natural smile anymore. Made of composite resin instead of dark metals, tooth-colored fillings restore your oral health just as conventional fillings, but without marring your tooth with dark spots. And all-white fillings don’t just have cosmetic advantages, they provide a restorative treatment that supports your remaining tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating your tooth against further attack. The composite resin used in tooth-colored fillings also requires less enamel reduction, allowing you to keep more of your natural tooth structure than with traditional fillings.