Traditionally cavities were filled with a mixture of metals, including mercury and silver.
After 150 years of practicing this method, metal fillings were directly linked to illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, and complications in the throat. Today you seldom see metal fillings in peoples’ mouths’. Instead, you can choose to have your cavities, or any smaller hollow areas, filled with safe composite fillings. Composite fillings are made from resins that are cured with an LED light- and they are invisible once dry! Composite fillings perfectly match the color of the surrounding natural tooth.
Tooth decay can be sealed, and preserved from further deterioration by the application of composite fillings. There are some determining factors when it comes to the use of composite fillings:
- Patient allergies
- The size of the area that needs to be filled
- The preference of the patient in regards to the use of metals in the mouth
- The location of the affected area in the mouth
At San Antonio Dental Center, you have the option of what material you would like for your fillings. Call us today and experience the revolutionary composite filling treatment.