In the past, fillings used to repair small cavities used a material called amalgam. This is made of a mixture of metals, and while it is very durable, it always leaves a large gray mark on any tooth it restores. Plus, because the material doesn’t physically bond to the enamel, it makes a tooth more likely to crack over time.
This is why Dr. Lance Anderson prefers to use composite resin tooth-colored fillings. This material is just as strong as traditional amalgam, but it can be specially shaded to perfectly match a patient’s tooth color, making it practically invisible. Plus, it actually bonds directly to the enamel, enabling Dr. Anderson to preserve more of tooth’s structure and strength while placing it. In the end, you not only get a tooth that looks great, but one that is built to last as well. And, because it’s metal-free, it doesn’t increase a tooth’s sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures as well.