Tooth-Colored Fillings in Cherry Hill, NJ
Dr. Richard Bernstein hasn’t placed an amalgam composite fillings filling in a patient’s mouth in a long time. These fillings are made of a combination of metals, usually including silver and mercury. These are no longer options in modern dentistry. Not only can they pose a health hazard due to the mercury content, they are far more prone to cracking and loosening than modern, composite fillings.
Composite fillings are made from materials that look exactly like your natural teeth. They bond more effectively, need little in the way of preparation (with small cavities you may not even need a local anesthetic) and they are considerably more durable than amalgam fillings. If you are of a certain age, perhaps you still have metal fillings. If you do, Dr. Bernstein can remove them and replace them with tooth colored composite fillings. They look much better and you will not have to worry about potential health consequences due to mercury.