Dental fillings are made of a number of different materials including gold and even ceramic. One of the most common types of fillings are made of different amalgam metals, including mercury. Although the FDA has determined that the amount of mercury in amalgam fillings is safe, Hilldale Dental has chosen to offer tooth-colored dental fillings in Madison, Wisconsin. They are also known as composite resin or white fillings.
These types of fillings have become very popular. This is in part because they contain no mercury but also because their material can be shaded to match the color of your tooth, which makes the filling practically invisible to other people. Since the filling molds itself to the opening in your tooth, our dentist does not need to remove as much tooth material. The resin bonds itself to the surface of the tooth, and fillings do not need to be replaced since more resin can be added if the filling begins to wear down. In the past, tooth-colored fillings were usually reserved for teeth that are easily visible to other people and do not receive much pressure from biting. However, these fillings have become stronger and can be used to repair any tooth in your smile.
If you have a tooth that needs to be repaired and would like to talk to Dr. Fred Jaeger about a tooth-colored dental filling, call 608-231-2424, and a member of our team will be happy to talk with you.