At Montclair Dental Care, Dr. Kenneth Childers uses metal-free fillings as a simple solution for cavities and minor tooth decay. Patients around Oakland, California, love to go to Dr. Childers for all their dental treatments, including the routine ones. We accord our patients with world-class care, no matter the treatment.
We also proudly offer our patients the safest materials available. If you want cavity treatment, our office doesn’t use amalgam (silver-colored) fillings that have safety and aesthetic concerns. Instead, we use safe and esthetically appealing composite fillings to ensure non-toxic durability and function while looking stunning.
Several types of fillings exist, including amalgam and composite fillings. Over the years, amalgam fillings were the go-to solutions for cavities until studies revealed these restorations have high mercury content that can harm the body.
Today, patients demand beautiful yet safe restorations. This has led to dentists like Dr. Childers switching to metal-free composite fillings. Composite resin is made from a mixture of non-toxic plastic and finely grounded glass and resembles the enamel color for a natural look.
Treating your cavity with composite fillings involves a minimally invasive procedure. After numbing your teeth, we remove the decayed portion of the tooth and clean it thoroughly to eliminate harmful bacteria. We then fill out the void left with composite resin. Then, we cure the filling with a special light to harden it. The final step is to reshape and polish the filling for a natural look and comfortable fit.
We’ve helped numerous patients overcome cavities and minor tooth damage with composite fillings. We prefer composite fillings because they yield numerous benefits, including: