An amalgam filling contains a mixture of gold or silver, mercury, and other metals. This has been the material of choice for dentists in the past, but lately there’s been concern about potential health issues caused by leaking mercury. To avoid the dangers associated with mercury poisoning, we fill cavities with safe, durable composite resin. This material is very durable, and can be tinted to match your natural tooth color. Houston cosmetic dentists
, Dr. Hedge and Dr. Frazar, fill all new cavities with composite resin and uses it to replace older amalgam fillings, as well. To schedule a consultation, please contact us today.