Elk Grove Smile Center

What are dental fillings made of?

We provide quality and aesthetically pleasing dental fillings.

In the past dental fillings were typically made of silver amalgam. Today, our dental fillings in Elk Grove Village are created using white composite.

Composite resin fillings, unlike amalgam, are mercury-free and colored to match your teeth. The same composite resin can also conceal tooth flaws like chips and discoloration in a method called dental bonding.

(The mercury found in composite fillings has been deemed safe by the American Dental Association and the Food and Drug Administration. But some patients feel more at ease with a mercury-free restoration.)

Composite resin is made from harmless glass quartz, ceramic, and silica particles. And it has been proven to be a strong and reliable restoration for a cavity-treated tooth.

While tooth-colored fillings are strong and aesthetically pleasing, they are no match for a cavity-free smile. To achieve this, you should visit your dentist every six months for checkups and professional teeth cleanings. And never skip brushing and flossing sessions!

Contact Your Dentist in Elk Grove Village, IL

Call us today to arrange your next checkup and teeth cleaning with the dentist. And always reach out to a friendly team member if you have any questions about our treatments and services.