There are two general types of filling materials – silver amalgam fillings and white-fillings or “composites”. A few decades ago, it was common practice for dentists to use a material called silver amalgam to fill in cavities. Unfortunately, amalgam contains a high level of mercury and can look unpleasant on the teeth. Today, we have a much better way to address mild to moderate tooth decay: tooth-colored fillings in Kearney. These aesthetically pleasing restorations can stop cavities from spreading and help your child enjoy a confident and healthy smile.

Why Choose Kearney Pediatric Dentistry for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Gentle & Empathetic Team
  • Dentists with Many Years of Experience
  • Biocompatible Cavity Treatment

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings are made out of a composite resin, which consists of plastic, tiny glass particles, and other substances. The resin can be shade-matched to blend in with the color of the surrounding teeth. It is the same material used in dental bonding procedures.

Advantages of White Fillings

Two of the major advantages of white fillings over silver fillings are the fact that white fillings require the removal of less tooth structure, and that white fillings are, of course, more aesthetic. Silver fillings also contain mercury.