About Our Dental Fillings in Hilton Head

Many of us have had fillings placed in our teeth that have been functioning for 10 to over 20 years. Most of those fillings were silver amalgam, a material that has been the standard in dentistry for over 90 years. Today we have newer, more lifelike-looking fillings that are chemically bonded to the tooth. These fillings are called composite resin and are used in instances where the filling needed is small to medium in size. The correct shade or color of the filling is chosen to match the color of the tooth. Patients are happy they now have an esthetic filling material that can replace the silver look of past fillings, are relatively inexpensive, and can be placed in one visit.