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For hundreds of years, dental fillings have been used to restore teeth. Dental fillings are placed in teeth where a dentist has had to remove tooth structure due to decay or fracture. In recent years filling materials have been substantially improved by many technological advancements. Although silver amalgam was the dominant choice years ago, today we have several other preferred options for tooth restoration including tooth colored composite filling materials.

Amalgam filling checkup

Why do you want a Composite Filling?
Decayed teeth require fillings to restore strength and health of natural teeth.

What is a Composite Filling? 
The composite filling material is made of a synthetic composite resin (plastic material) that replaces the damaged or destroyed portion of tooth structure caused by trauma or decay. It bonds to the tooth and is sealed after to maintain the color, unlike the Amalgam (silver filling) that can get weak, expand or contract, even crack and leak.

At Fox Run Dental we do not do amalgam (silver) fillings but we do properly dispose of them when being replaced. If you are ready to schedule your filling appointment, call now, 920-733-2371!