Did you know there are different types of filling material used for fixing cavities? Silver amalgam and composite resin are the two different products used, but does it matter which one you get placed in your mouth? The answer is yes! At Bomstad Dental we use composite resin because of it’s superior bonding ability. Not only does composite resin match the color of your tooth, unlike the “old fashion” silver fillings, but you will not lose as much tooth surface with the composite resin filling. The “old fashion” silver amalgam filling requires more tooth structure to be removed when restoring the tooth. In dentistry it is always better to keep as much original tooth structure as possible. The way composite resin fillings bond to the tooth make the tooth stronger, lessening the likelihood of fracture or breakage in the future. At Bomstad Dental we strive to provide the best dental care possible. If you have a tooth that needs to be repaired, give Dr. Bomstad or Dr. Karban a call today! 952-938-7746 or Click HERE for an appointment.