Dental fillings to repair decayed or broken teeth are made from “composite,” synthetic resins. At Dental Health & Wellness Boston, we have not placed amalgam fillings in our office for over a decade. Tooth colored fillings are a safe, attractive alternative to silver amalgam fillings and have several additional advantages over the older silver, mercury-containing option:

  • Life-like aesthetic qualities
  • Preservation of more natural tooth structure
  • Optimal bio-compatibility
  • Minimal risk of allergic reaction
  • No development of metal sensitivity or “galvanic action”
  • Mercury-free and metal-free
  • Bond to tooth structure

Composite Resin Fillings

Composite resin fillings strengthen your teeth as the material bonds directly to the tooth structure, holding it together. The bond at the tooth-filling interface creates a seal that resists micro-leakage, inhibiting recurrent decay that forms when food and bacteria can get in at the margins of a filling.

A More Attractive Smile with Natural-Looking Fillings

We will match the composite resin with your tooth’s natural color to create your tooth-colored filling. The result of choosing tooth colored fillings is that you get a cavity solution that is virtually invisible. We can also remove old and unsightly amalgam fillings and replace them with the tooth-colored fillings that will give you a more attractive smile.