What is a smart filling?

Some of the media has used the term to describe our new dental filling materials that help prevent decay not only in the tooth that they are placed in but also in the surrounding area. This material works by releasing fluoride and therefore preventing decay. We routinely use two types:

  1. “Fuji XI Extra” is especially useful for patients that have extremely high decay rates, and those with an inability to properly brush.
  2. “Dyract” is white filling material that is great for kids we use it all the time and it gives us fantastic results.