Change your metal fillings into composite fillings
A dental sealant is a thin, protective coating painted onto the chewing surface of the posterior teeth (pre-molars and molars). Sealants can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay from becoming a cavity. While brushing and flossing is still the best defense against tooth decay, dental sealants will certainly help, too!
Today, our preferred option for tooth restoration includes tooth-colored composite filling materials. When a cavity is discovered, we remove the decay and fill it with a tooth-colored filling made from a composite material. The composite filling restores the structure and shape of the damaged tooth. In recent years, filling materials have been substantially improved by technological advancements, making silver amalgams a thing of the past. Composite resin fillings, or “white” fillings, are durable and safe, and generally preferred because of their cosmetically appealing appearance.