How tooth-colored fillings can address areas of decay
Dr. Boris Kaltchev of BK Dental in Wood Dale and Evanston, IL, is a dentist who can assist patients with cavities to be diagnosed and treated. The earlier a cavity is treated with a filling, the better the outcome. At his practice, he encourages patients to consider the benefits of tooth-colored fillings and explains the advantages they have over silver amalgam fillings.
Why tooth-colored fillings?
White fillings, often referred to as tooth-colored or composite fillings, are used to address areas of tooth decay. Composite fillings are highly durable and natural-looking, creating pleasing aesthetics for the smile. They are also beneficial as they can be used on both back and front teeth. These fillings are made of ceramic fillers and plastic materials that offer a strong bond to the tooth enamel and dentin, providing flexibility similar to the natural tooth structure.
What about silver amalgam fillings?
While silver amalgam fillings have been used to address tooth decay for decades, studies show that these fillings are formulated with up to 50% mercury. Mercury is a toxic substance to the human body and may lead to neurological disorders. These fillings also expand and contract, creating an environment for development of secondary decay.
Schedule a time to speak to Dr. Boris Kaltchev about tooth-colored fillings
Torn between silver amalgam fillings and tooth-colored or “white fillings”? Dr. Kaltchev will thoroughly assess your smile and make appropriate recommendations for you! Call Dr. Boris Kaltchev of BK Dental at either of his office locations in Wood Dale, IL, and Evanston, IL. The Wood Dale office is located at 140 East Commercial Street, and can be reached at (630) 412-7774 to schedule an appointment. Our Evanston office is located at 636 Church Street, Suite 304, and can be reached at (847) 595-4911. We are open to new patients in the surrounding communities and invite everyone to visit our office for their oral health needs.