You can restore damaged teeth with high-quality dental fillings. For silver and tooth-colored fillings in East Brunswick, call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Besho.
At Ralph W. Besho, DMD, PA, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy and natural-looking smile. That is why we offer high-quality amalgam (silver) fillings and composite (tooth-colored) fillings. Depending on your needs and treatment goals, we can recommend the right dental filling to restore your smile.
Also known as amalgam fillings, silver fillings have been the standard in restorative dentistry for more than 150 years. Silver fillings are made from a blend of metals, including elemental mercury, silver, tin and copper. The FDA considers the trace amount of mercury found in silver fillings to be safe for patients over the age of six.
Due to their composition, silver fillings are strong, durable and long-lasting, capable of withstanding chewing forces for extended periods of time. This makes silver fillings best suited for repairing the back teeth, which experience more wear and tear than other teeth. Compared to other types of fillings, silver fillings are less likely to break. They are also less expensive than other metal filling material options.
Also known as composite fillings, tooth-colored fillings are a popular alternative to silver and other metal filling material. Tooth-colored fillings are made from a plastic composite resin that we use to repair cavities and chipped or cracked teeth. We can shade the filling material to match the rest of your teeth, making for a more natural-looking restoration. This makes them best suited for your front teeth and the visible surfaces in your mouth. Tooth-colored fillings can also be used to repair the back teeth, but they are more likely to chip than silver fillings.
For silver and tooth-colored fillings in East Brunswick, call our office at (732) 314-0832 today. We offer family-friendly scheduling options to help you and your children get the care you deserve to smile.