Composite Resins / Mercury free filling
If you’re embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured, or discolored teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. Composite resins represent several advantages to the patient compared with traditional silver fillings. First, your dentist is able to blend composite shades and shapes so as to match the original teeth nearly perfectly. Second, the tooth-composite bond actually serves to support the remaining tooth structure, preventing breakage and providing insulation against temperature changes. Finally it is a mercury free restoration.
Depending on the size of the filling and location of the composite, it may require as little as 10 to 20 minutes longer than what’s needed for a traditional silver filling. Although some patients notice a bit of post-placement sensitivity, this is temporary.