Traditionally, dental fillings have been made of silver amalgam, but advances in dental technology have led to the development of composite, or tooth-colored, filling materials. At State Street Dental, we prioritize providing you with the best possible care, which is why we exclusively use composite fillings. Our dentist and team believe that composite fillings offer numerous benefits for both your dental health and the aesthetics of your smile.

Composite fillings bond directly to your tooth, enhancing its structural integrity. This means that the treated tooth is better supported and less likely to break or fracture in the future. Unlike silver amalgams, composite material also provides excellent insulation from temperature changes, reducing sensitivity caused by hot or cold foods and beverages.

Another significant advantage of composite fillings is their superior sealing ability. They form a tight bond with the tooth, minimizing the risk of decay and leaks around the edges of the filling. This makes composite fillings particularly effective in treating small cavities that amalgam fillings might not be able to repair.

Safety is another key factor in our choice of materials. Composite fillings contain no mercury or other metals, making them a safer option for your long-term health. Additionally, if a composite filling needs repair or replacement, it can often be done without removing the entire filling, preserving more of your natural tooth structure.

When you receive a composite filling, our dentist will carefully match the filling material to the color of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and attractive result. Typically, fillings can be placed in a single appointment, making the process convenient and efficient for you. Our dentist will thoroughly clean your tooth to remove all traces of decay before placing the filling material, shaping it to match the contours of your tooth and hardening it. Local anesthetics are available to ensure your comfort during the filling procedure.

For more information about composite dental fillings in Boise, Idaho, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gregory Davis, call us today at 208-939-1700. We are here to help you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile.