Thanks to advances in modern dental materials and techniques, dentists have more ways than ever to create pleasing, natural-looking smiles. Here at Alpine Dental in Cheyenne, Wyoming, we are experts in dental fillings that can be used to help you achieve a healthier smile. Dental researchers are continuing their often decades-long work developing materials, such as ceramics and polymer compounds that look and feel more like natural teeth. As a result, dentists and patients today have several choices when it comes to selecting materials to repair missing, worn, damaged, or decayed teeth.
These new materials have not eliminated the usefulness of more traditional dental materials, such as gold, base metal alloys, and dental amalgam. That’s because the strength and durability of traditional dental materials continue to make them useful for situations, such as fillings in the back teeth where chewing forces are greatest.