Julie M. Russo D.M.D.Diplomate of the American
Board of Pediatric Dentistry
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Resin (white) vs Amalgam (silver) Fillings
Dr. Russo uses composite resin filling material whenever indicated. Clermont Pediatric Dentistry is an amalgam (silver) free dental practice.
Resin restorations have many advantages over amalgam fillings. Resin restorations require a smaller preparation, which means removing less tooth structure. The material releases fluoride into the tooth to help prevent further decay.
Resin restorations are more technique sensitive than amalgam fillings and require more care when placing them. We feel your child is worth this extra effort!
We base all of our treatment on what is best for your child, and not on specific dental insurance coverage. Your insurance may not cover resin fillings at the same level as an amalgam.