Serving all of Central and Western Montana ~ Located in Missoula

Fillings

Silver and White fillings

Fillings

Tooth colored bonded composite resin fillings are typically the first choice of material in esthetic areas of the mouth. Additionally, they often offer the dentist the ability to keep the size of the filling much more conservative in certain situations, which is always preferred when possible. These fillings are more technique sensitive to place, and are not as predictable long term in certain situations, and therefore are not always the first choice of material for every situation. 

Despite any negative information you may have heard related to silver fillings, much scientific research has been focused on the material over the past two decades which provide evidence to its safety, and the American Dental Association continues to endorse it as a safe, strong, and cost effective material. We still recommend and use silver fillings routinely in the back of the mouth when cost is an issue, or in situations where tooth colored fillings are not as predictable.