Meadow Creek Family Dentistry

What's the final word on amalgam fillings?

There's been some controversy recently about the safety of silver amalgam fillings because they contain mercury. The fact is that the American Dental Association and numerous studies in recent years have deemed amalgam to be a safe and durable material for dental fillings.

That being said, our patients' comfort and safety are our priority, so at Meadow Creek Family Dentistry we place only tooth-colored composite fillings.

Composite fillings are a mixture of glass and resin particles that mimic the appearance of natural dental enamel. After preparing your tooth, Dr. Levi Hunt will use a handheld guide to help you select the shade that most closely matches your existing teeth. He then uses the material to fill the tooth and restore its proportions, resulting in a seamless repair.

In fact, composite fillings look so natural that we can also use them for a process called cosmetic dental bonding. With bonding, we can fill in chips or breaks, even out gaps and spaces between teeth, and even alter the shape of a tooth to improve its appearance.

As you can see, there are many benefits to choosing tooth-colored fillings. If you are in need of a filling or just want to learn more about our esthetic options, please call Inman, SC dentist Dr. Levi Hunt to arrange a convenient consultation.