Here at Pacific Sky Dental, we take very seriously the overall health of our patient. To that end we are a mercury-free dental practice. We perform tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin and glass particles.
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, provide a lot of benefits over traditional mercury containing fillings (aka amalgam fillings) including:
Traditional amalgam fillings required structural undercuts to be retained while modern day composite fillings are chemically bonded and allow us to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible.
Because of the nature of composite fillings be chemically bonded to teeth, they are excellent materials to aid in even out the edges of chipped teeth.
We know life is full of surprises and things can chip or break outside of our control. This brings us to the best aspect about composite fillings. They can be repaired! Small chips or defects over time can be repaired without necessarily disturbing the whole filling.