Fillings are done when decay is present in a tooth. The decayed areas are cleaned out and the resulting hole or space is filled in with a white, resin composite material. These composite fillings do not contain any mercury or silver. They bonded to the tooth, eliminating the need for reduction of healthy tooth structure to get the mechanical retention that is necessary to place the old amalgam silver fillings. Resin composite restorations are not only beautifully esthetic but strong and durable also. Some of them even release fluoride over time, protecting the tooth from future decay.
All fillings done in our office are done with resin composite.