Tooth Fillings and Restorations

At York Kids Dental, we mainly use tooth-colored restorations known as composites which are made of resin.  The composites and sealants that we use are BPA-free.  We are also a mercury-free practice so do not use amalgam silver fillings. 

Some cavities are so large that they cannot support a regular tooth-colored composite filling.  In cases like these for BABY teeth, we may recommend a silver crown that is made of stainless steel.  Pediatric dentists often recommend stainless steel crowns when they determine that a tooth would likely fracture or become re-infected with a normal white filling and/or when a child is high-risk for cavities.