July 19, 2016
One of the most common restorative dentistry procedure performed by your 55318 dentist at Chaska Dental Center is a filling to repair a tooth with decay. For centuries, cavities were filled with metals—gold or silver, typically. Then, during the later part of the 1800s, dentists discovered that a stronger material resulted when several metals were combined with the aid of mercury. These amalgam fillings were used for the better part of the 20th century. Now, however, dentists have another choice, Amalgam-free fillings, also called tooth-colored fillings or white fillings, provide equal strength without the cosmetic and health disadvantages that plagued amalgam fillings.