Dental Fillings Can Repair and Strengthen Decayed Teeth
Tooth-colored dental fillings are a quick and effective treatment used to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay and cavities. Drs. Chris Crawford and Rick Leishman place tooth-colored dental fillings for patients at their Orem, UT, dental office to strengthen decayed teeth and preserve the appearance of the smile. Tooth-colored fillings offer numerous advantages over silver amalgam fillings including a stronger bond and better long-term support. Old amalgam fillings contain trace amounts of mercury, and although they are approved for use by the FDA, the metal can expand and contract with temperature fluctuations, compromising the structural integrity of the tooth.