Composite and silver amalgam fillings are the most widely used filling materials. Composite fillings require less tooth structure removal than silver fillings. Composite fillings also bond to the tooth structure thereby strengthening the tooth where as silver fillings do not have this bonding ability. Silver fillings also contain mercury which has environmental and health concerns. Therefore, Dr. Alavi offers only composite fillings. Composite fillings can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. They are excellent for the front teeth and the more visible areas of the mouth.
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by a small decay. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed and filled with a composite filling.
Dr. Alavi sculpts the chewing surface of your tooth to fit your bite to the accuracy of 0.0005 of an inch. Consequently, fillings feel like the rest of your natural teeth, and you don't experience sensitivity or pain after restorations are done.
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