Modern Fillings Are Healthier and More Natural Looking
For over 100 years, the most common material used to fill cavities was called the “silver-mercury amalgam.” This is a mixture of metals that does an affordable job for most patients with routine cavities. But it has shortcomings, too. The most obvious is that it’s silver colored, so no one can miss the fact that you have a filling. Additionally, the bond between the amalgam and the tooth is not as strong as it could be, and metal reacts to pressure and temperature, so eventually decay can set in under and around the filling.
We are pleased to provide our patients with the best alternative, both aesthetically and functionally. White fillings are made of composite resin that 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 added in the material, and they bond more tightly to the tooth to lessen the possibility of decay developing under it.
Dr. Rick Kava's Sioux City Dental
2930 Hamilton Blvd., Upper F Suite 101
Sioux City, IA 51104