Dr. Paul Perella, DMD

Fillings

At North Palm Beach Dentistry, we only use composite (white) fillings. No more metal!

A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore a decayed tooth. They are also used for repairing a chipped tooth and reshaping disfigured teeth.

The advantage to a composite filling (as opposed to amalgam which is metal) is that the dentist can mix shades to match the color of the actual tooth, making it nearly invisible. Composites also prevent further breakage by supporting the remaining tooth structure.