Benefits of Metal-Free Fillings


Woman Discussing Dental Procedure with Dentist O' Fallon IL Approximately 91 percent of U.S. adults aged 20–64 had dental caries in permanent teeth in 2011–2012, according to CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. While we would love to discuss ways to prevent dental decay, it is also important to talk about how we repair these cavities once they’ve formed. Your options for repairing a decayed tooth is not what they were several years ago. Amalgam (metal) fillings used to be the standard of care, but dentists are now using a much more preferred filling material. Composite resin, known for its “tooth colored” properties has replaced the traditional silver filling for both children and adults. (more…)