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.