Sealing cavities used to be a dangerous and invasive procedure, because dentists needed to use mercury or silver fillings. The surgery was traumatic to the tooth, because dentists needed to remove a large portion of the enamel. The surgery left the tooth more vulnerable to fracture. These metal fillings were also poisonous and could lead to future health problems.
Fortunately, the art of dentistry has evolved considerably over the years. Your dentist can use composite or porcelain fillings instead. These fillings are much stronger and safer. They also look more natural look so people won’t even notice that you have a filling!
Please let us know if you are interested in receiving a composite filling. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have.