Teeth Filling in Houston, TX
Types of Fillings
Amalgam (also known as silver filling) is a material that contains a mixture of different metals such as silver, copper, and tin. This unique filling has a history of also containing mercury, and while this has raised safety concerns in patients and doctors, extensive studies have revealed that the minimal mercury level in silver fillings does not cause adverse health effects. Amalgam fillings are still a safe, cost effective, and durable choice of filling when it comes to tooth restoration.
Benefits of Fillings
- Can reduce the damage caused by trauma, cavities, or decay
- Prevents decay from further spreading to the affected tooth’s roots or other teeth
- Improves the appearance and strength of a tooth that has been weakened by decay