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The Amalgam vs. Composite Debate

Beautiful white smile

Composite fillings certainly are more attractive!

By the time you reach adulthood, there’s a fairly good chance that you’ve received at least one filling in a tooth because of tooth decay. Yes? And the same goes for other adults you know – in fact many even have a whole mouth full of silver (amalgam) fillings!

So… unless you’ve had a tooth filled recently, or know someone who has, you might not even know about the composite tooth-colored fillings we’re using today. We can even replace your silver fillings with these white fillings to get rid of all that metal in your mouth!

Want to know more? Give us a call, especially if you’re experiencing tooth pain that could be decay-related. We’re always happy to answer your questions.

Amalgam (Silver) vs. Composite (White) Fillings

Composite fillings are more attractive, they’re affordable, and they tend to strengthen a tooth that has been weakened by decay.

Amalgam fillings, although they have a longer life, are less attractive and tend to expand with age, causing the tooth to weaken and often crack.

Silver vs. composite fillings

Composite (white) fillings are our preferred type of filling.

It’s Your Choice

We will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about dental filling material and/or replacing existing amalgam fillings with composite fillings.

We stay on top of the latest research in all areas of dentistry and would be pleased to address any of your dental concerns. Please feel free to give us a call about this or any other dental concern. We’re always ready, willing and eager to serve you, contact us today!