over 100 years, the most common material used to fill cavities has
been the silver-mercury amalgam. This is a mixture of metals that
creates an effective, affordable filling for most patients with
routine cavities. They are also covered by insurance in most
situations. These fillings work great in molar teeth, as they
provide increased strength and help to seal the tooth well.
An alternative to metal amalgams is white fillings that are made of composite resin and are matched to the natural shade of your tooth. Because of this, no one can tell there's a filling there. They also give additional strength without any metals in the material, and they bond tightly to the tooth.
We are proud to offer both alternatives, and will be happy to discuss which option is best for you. Give us a call today at (540) 366-1001.
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