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Tooth-Colored Fillings

silver fillings vs composite fillingsWhen a tooth has a cavity, the decay must be removed and replaced with a filling material. Advances in dental materials, have given us the ability to fill in cavities with a tooth-colored material called composite.

Benefits of Composite Over Silver Fillings

When a tooth is filled with composite, the filling is virtually undetectable to the untrained eye, meaning only you and the dentist will ever know you had a cavity. Dr. Speer will use special bonding agents to place the material in your tooth. Once the filling is in place, a special blue light is used to cure the material.

A major benefit of using composite over silver fillings is that less tooth structure is removed during the preparation of the tooth for the filling.