Fillings Over the Years
Dental fillings have been used by medical professionals to restore and repair teeth for centuries. When a dentist has to remove or replace tooth structure due to damage or decay, fillings have historically been the preferred solution. Advancements in dental technology over the last century, and even the last few years, have significantly improved the outcome and experience for dentists and their patients. Traditional silver amalgam fillings are now often being replaced by safer and more natural-looking composite filling materials, or in certain cases resins and porcelains.
A Safe Alternative to Silver Fillings
Composite fillings are generally safer than the traditional silver amalgam fillings, and often last longer as well. Silver fillings can be replaced with composite fillings here in our office, if you or child has old fillings that need to be replaced. While silver fillings tend to weaken the teeth they repaired, composite fillings work with your teeth to contract and stabilize them from within. Dr. McBeth can fit a patient with a filling in a single visit, so make an appointment with our receptionist if you are in need of a filling or consultation.