Over the years, technology has produced a change in something as simple as tooth fillings. At one time, dentists used silver and other metals to fill cavities. Modern cosmetic dentists use materials with a natural look to create long-lasting restorations to damaged teeth. At Matthews Smiles, we do not use fillings made of metals. Our goal is to restore each tooth to its natural appearance.

The Latest Advancements in Bonding Technology

Silver fillings have long been the standard option for filling cavities, but they have always had the potential to crack easily. Advances in bonding technology have provided a much superior option. The fillings currently used are far greater in their ability to bond with your natural teeth. It is also much easier for dentists to repair silver fillings that have cracked.


What Our Patients Say

  • "Dr. Matthews is wonderful! His staff is very helpful, friendly, and professional. Even my 6 year old said, “Mom, that dentist man is very nice!” Matthews Smiles makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience, which I didn’t know was possible!"
  • “My family has been going to Dr. Matthews for the past 13 years and we love him! He is very professional yet personable. He stays current with his clinical knowledge and equipment. He does a great job and I can trust him, which is a big deal. His front staff is very friendly, and he has an amazing hygienist, Ginger. She is the most down-to-earth person you’ll meet – she always remembers what’s going on in your life. She also does a very thorough job in her cleanings. I highly recommend Dr. Blake Matthews office!”
  • “My kids are disappointed if one gets to go to the dentist and the other doesn’t. Dr. Blake Matthews and those who work with him are friendly and very, very accommodating to make sure you are comfortable. I also appreciate how Dr. Matthews takes the time to explain different options regarding the treatment available for me and my family! We HIGHLY recommend!”
  • “Dr. Blake has been our family dentist for over 20 years. We love him and his staff. They do their best to make any unpleasant procedures as pleasant as possible, which is nice. We trust him and his staff with our smiles!”

Weaknesses in Silver Fillings

Specific weaknesses have always been obvious in silver fillings:

  • They almost always eventually crack. The constant expanding/contracting of silver during temperature changes eventually weakens the silver.
  • They tend to wear down around the edges as time passes. This will eventually cause the filling to break.
  • Once the filling breaks, the affected tooth is exposed to the possibility of additional decay.
  • They are at least partially composed of mercury. When a silver filling breaks, there is a strong likelihood that the leaking mercury will stain nearby teeth and gums.


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Advantages to
Composite Fillings

  • Advanced technology has produced composite fillings that are definitely stronger.
  • The natural looking composites are more appealing to the eye.
  • This combination of strength and visual appeal makes the composite fillings perfect for filling cavities. The composite fillings are great for repairing silver fillings from past years and treatments.

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3610 N University Ave, Ste 200, Provo, UT 84604

(801) 377-9600

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